Hillary grew up in the small hamlet of Merlin, within Chatham-Kent. Her family farmed cash crops, and she says her love of food grew from there. Hillary’s love of food quickly turned into a passion for nutrition in her teenage years as she began to understand the relationship between food and health.
Hillary pursued a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition at Brescia University College at Western University, graduating in 2017. In 2018 she completed her dietetic internship within the accredited Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training program also offered at Brescia.
As an undergraduate student, Hillary spent time within the Chatham-Kent Family Health Team shadowing a dietitian and preparing snacks for the Healthy You program. Her role within the health team has come full circle, as she now assists in leading Healthy You and provides nutrition counselling for a variety of conditions. She provides dietitian services in Chatham, Blenheim, Dresden and Ridgetown.