Sooma nutrition - Elsa Chu 5

Elsa Chu

Registered Dietitian

Sooma nutrition - Elsa Chu 5

Elsa Chu

Registered Dietitian

Treatment Modalities

Family Based Treatment (FBT)

Intuitive Eating

Health at Every Size®

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing


Eating Disorder Recovery

Sports Nutrition

Body Image

Anti-diet interventions

Wellness and prevention

Elsa is a professional dietitian registered with the American Dietetics Association and who holds a BSc from McGill University. She is American, growing up in Northern California, and comes from a Chinese and French background. Food has always had a significant emotional and cultural importance to her. Intrigued by how our bodies and minds are affected by the different food choices we make – she decided to specialize in nutrition as a way to explore that relationship.

Elsa ran track and field in high school and is currently an elite competitive ultimate frisbee player, playing with the Canadian National Team and the Quebec provincial women’s team. She has competed at multiple national and world championships. 

Elsa started working as a dietitian in private practice in 2017, working with all populations but specializing quickly in helping athletes and active adults feel best in their sport while sustaining healthy lifestyle habits.  Elsa’s strength in bonding with her clients was fulfilling, but often felt like the practice of prescribing restrictive diet habits was misaligned with her consultation style and values. 

She developed a practice using behavioral psychology and motivational interviewing to help empower clients to lead lives that are more in line with their own values. Elsa’s expertise in sports nutrition is accompanied by her own competitive sport experience and her understanding of the realities of what competitive sport demands of our time, energy and bodies. She explores the impact of pressure and performance on individual’s motivations to work on their eating habits, and cultivates creative solutions to each person’s unique obstacles to change.

 Elsa uses active listening to form strong client relationships, and helps clients access their own power to better achieve their goals. She has a talent for simplifying complicated topics into simple analogies, accompanied with visual aids and practical tools that are personalized for each unique lifestyle. Elsa offers consultations virtually and provides superbills for insurance reimbursement. Elsa is also available to give presentations on the topics of sport nutrition and eating disorders.