Who We Are
Barker Blagrave & Associates Dietetics Professional Corporation (BB&A) was founded in 1997 in anticipation of the mandate from the Ministry of Health for dietitian service requirements in LTC. Christine Barker and Paula Blagrave formed this partnership and BB&A became one of the first companies in Ontario to provide clinical and administrative dietitian services to LTC Homes. In response to increased demand for services, Julie Urbshott became a partner in the business in 2010 followed by Sarah Faulds in 2014. In August 2017, Paula and Christine retired from actively managing BB&A.
Urbshott Faulds Dietetics Professional Corporation was formally incorporated under the Ministry of Government Services and the College of Dietitians of Ontario in December 2018. Owners Julie and Sarah met during their dietetic internship at London Health Sciences Centre in October 2000. In 2001, they continued their connection when both worked at St. Joseph’s Health Care as Coordinators of Food and Nutrition Services – Julie at the Regional Mental Health Care, St. Joseph’s and Parkwood sites and Sarah at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care until 2009. The calling for clinical nutrition work was intriguing to them. Julie and Sarah worked on a casual basis for Christine and Paula from ~ 2002 providing vacation relief and administrative support. With young families in mind and the passion for Long Term Care firmly cemented, Julie and Sarah left their Administrative roles to work for Barker Blagrave & Associates on a permanent basis…...AND the rest is history!!!
Urbshott Faulds Dietetics is proud to continue the strong traditions in advocacy, customer service and excellence in nutrition care that BB&A was known for. Julie is a member of Dietitians of Canada’s, Ontario Long Term Care Action Group and Sarah is one of the Ontario representatives for the Gerontology Network with Dietitians of Canada. Julie was awarded the Dietitians of Canada Member Recognition Award for 2017 for her work with Brescia College and its internship program. Both Julie and Sarah have spoken at the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, Advantage Ontario and Dietitians of Canada annual conferences and are regular guest lecturers at Brescia College.
Julie and Sarah’s mantra is to focus on goals, not obstacles. There are many challenges with working in the LTC and health care sectors in general. Therefore, our goal – aligned with our mission is simple - to provide the best dietitian in the right home so that residents can live with the fewest nutritional complications and have the best quality of life possible!
Connect with us and we together we can achieve this goal!
Julie Urbshott, B.Sc., RD
Sarah Faulds, B.A.Sc., RD