The right solution for your dietary needs
At Hakim Family Nutrition we envision helping clients and their families in an engaging manner so that they feel empowered in managing their health. Clients work collaboratively with our Dietitian who provides customized, nutritional health education and counselling. This means that advice and treatment plans are tailored to suit your unique needs. You will be supported in your journey towards reaching your health and wellness goals with simple, practical approaches that help improve quality of life.
What to except during your first appointment
At your first appointment our Dietitian will complete a full nutritional assessment to determine which areas to focus on and create a plan of action to guide you in taking steps towards optimal nutrition.
What to expect during follow-up appointments
Follow-up appointments will involve reviewing your progress, looking at what further information and support is required in making healthy diet and lifestyle changes. Our Dietitian will assess your current eating habits, answer any questions and provide practical suggestions to overcome any dietary challenges. You will be guided to discover how healthy eating can be incorporated as part of your lifestyle in an easy and affordable manner.
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Meet our Dietitian
My name is Elahe Askari and I am the Founder of Hakim Family Nutrition. I have always been interested in the link between medicine and food as well as using food for healing and prevention. My passion for nutrition and health led me to pursue a career in Dietetics. I earned my BSc in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba in 2014.
Subsequently, I completed the Manitoba Partnership Dietetic Education Program in 2015 and gained the professional designation of Registered Dietitian (RD). I am a member of the Dietitians of Canada and registered with the Provincial Regulatory Body, The College of Dietitians of Manitoba.
My office is located at Seasons Medical Centre in Winnipeg and appointments for consultations can be made online or by calling 204-504-5300. I provide nutritional counselling using an empathetic approach and, in a client-centred manner to help you take charge of your nutrition and health goals.
In my Dietetic practice I cover a wide range of conditions and have experience in the following areas:
- Gut health
- Heart health
- Managing high blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Weight management
- Type 2 Diabetes
- IBS and Low FODMAP diet
- Food Intolerance
- Craving Change
- Mindful eating
- Women’s health
- Personalized meal planning
- Child and family nutrition
Summary of my professional accomplishments:
- BSc Human Nutritional Sciences-University of Manitoba
- Certified Craving Change™ Facilitator
- Newcomers Nutrition Educator – Food Matters Manitoba and Altered Mind Inc.
- Authorized Contractor – Manitoba Health Food Handler’s Certification Program
- FODMAP- Monash University
I also volunteer with Diabetes Canada to help fight against diabetes by teaching others how to make healthier food choices. In 2019, I was awarded the Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award in Manitoba for my work as a volunteer healthcare professional.
I am a wife and mother of two wonderful children. When it comes to personal wellness, I am a big fan of green tea, oat bran muffins, biking along pathways, and cooking meals from scratch. I truly believe in a holistic approach to treating medical conditions through better nutrition. As an avid learner, I respect the beliefs of others, their choices, and their way of life. I enjoy speaking with people of different ethnicities to learn from their unique life experiences.
No matter your age, I’m here to provide you with the dietetic advice you need. I’ll help you every step of the way until you reach your goals. I look forward to working with you and becoming a part of your health and wellness journey.
Kind words from clients
“Elahe has an understanding of the health benefits of making foods with a variety of common middle eastern spices, and my son and I enjoyed learning through participating in her well thought out hands-on demonstrations.”
— Angela, Winnipeg
“Something I really appreciate about Elahe is her friendly approach and enthusiasm when it comes to nutrition. She also has little ones and I think she would be great with dealing with family needs.”
— Natasha, Winnipeg
“It’s a pleasure talking to Elahe. She knows her stuff, and her knowledge is helping me to understand dieting and calorie intake.”