The Nutrition

We have partnered with local nutritionists to ensure our meals are not only flavourful, but nutritious. Our macronutrient focus is on the right amounts of these essential components: Protein, Carbs, Fat, Iron, Calcium, Fibre, and Sodium.  
Not all bodies are created equal and we recognize that some of you may have specific goals or dietary restrictions. Our Nutritionists are here to help if you need them - Book a personal consultation today.


The Nutritionists

Shawna Barker BSc.,

Founder, Nutritionist, Educator

Shawna Barker BSc., R.H.N. is a nutritionist, vegan chef, college instructor, podcast host, and an expert in plant-based nutrition. She graduated with honours from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Science degree in Food, Nutrition and Health, as well as the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition with a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition. Shawna offers private nutrition consulting, custom meal plans, as well as a digital vegan pregnancy and baby guides. She also manages Plant Life Nutrition in Vancouver, BC, which is a vegan nutrition store; and co-hosts the Vegan Boss Radio podcast with her sister.

As a long time vegan myself, and a nutrition coach for people following a vegan, vegetarian, or plant based diet, I am always encouraging diet diversity and balanced meals. I believe that the foundation for long term success, adherence, enjoyment, and health on a plant based diet is ensuring that meals are balanced in terms of flavours, types of foods included, and ratios of macronutrients. This is why I am so excited about the meals Manna Foods has created. Clients of their meal prep delivery service can rest assured knowing that each meal is both delicious and nutritionally balanced. These meals are not just for vegan and plant based people either, everyone, regardless of their diet, will benefit from having more plant based whole foods in their lives. 

Nikki Hurst

Plant Punched Nutrition & Wellness

Nikki Hurst, I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN). I completed the Natural Nutrition Program through Canada's Leading Nutrition School, the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.  I hold a specialization certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, as well as an Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor accreditation, obtained from The Health Sciences Academy.  I am also a certified Yogi.

I am the primary recipe developer for KinderMeals, a healthy school lunch organization which brings plant-based meals into the school system. I am a frequent speaker at the Running Room, giving sports nutrition talks to members of their weekly running clinics, and I have recently been added to the approved speaker list for SportsMed BC.

I am a Nutrition writer alongside the fantastic team at Live Kindly - you may read some of my articles here.  I do corporate consulting for Seniors' Homes & restaurants, providing menu review and revision, and lastly! I have an online private consulting practice in which I help clients support digestive imbalances, provide lifestyle coaching, menu planning, cooking classes and even create personalized yoga flows for those in need. So. Many. Things!

Krista Levesque

Core Potentials

Krista Levesque is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist at Core Potentials Academy, an integrative wellness centre combining eastern and western therapies to help you live a life you love.  At Core Potentials, Krista coaches individuals and families on how to make healthy living choices that fit into their busy lives, including how to create whole, nutrient-dense meals to suit their dietary needs. She focuses on empowering each client to understand their nutritional, physical, and mental needs.

Krista also teaches nutrition and food growing with EarthBites, a non-profit organization inspiring elementary and secondary school students to grow their own food and make healthy snacks from their gardens. She loves yoga and meditation, experimenting with vegetarian, gluten and dairy-free recipes in her kitchen, bicycle touring with loved ones, and forest bathing with the family dog.

Contact Krista at to learn more about her personal, one-on-one consultations, menu planning, and nutrition workshops. 

Why I stand with MANNA: 

I love Manna Foods because they care about your well being, as well as the health of the planet. They take the time to ensure their recipes are a joy to eat, made with whole foods, and are nutrient dense. When you order meals from Manna Menu, you can trust that it comes from people who are creating change in the world, one dish at a time.