About Vancouver Dietitians
Marina Balic, BSc, RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia. Marina graduated with an honours dietetics degree from the University of British Columbia, and did her dietetic internship with Fraser Health Authority. Marina is also a Certified Diabetes Educator, which is a healthcare professional that is specialized and certified to teach people with diabetes how to manage their condition and prevent long-term complications.
Marina started off her career working with critically ill patients as a clinical Dietitian at Royal Columbian Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, and Eagle Ridge Hospitals. She then realized the importance of preventative health, and decided to focus her practice on working with clients one-on-one. Marina has been working closely with clients living with Type 1, Type 2, and Pre-Diabetes at Diabetes Health Centres for over 3 years. Through her work in this area, she regularly counsels’ people who are also living with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and also celiac disease. She practices with a weight-inclusive, body-positive approach and prefers to focus on chronic disease management that still allows you to include foods you enjoy, without the guilt.
Marina also has extensive experience working with pregnant patients living with
conditions such as gestational diabetes and with severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. In her time working as a Dietitian in a maternity clinic, she has gained
a passion for understanding the best science-based nutrition practices for pregnant women and how to support expecting mama’s through this exciting stage in life.
Marina’s goal is to empower you to feel confident in your journey towards a healthy body.
In her free time, Marina likes to go on adventures, backpacking, camping, biking, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.