Who We Are

Barker Blagrave & Associates Dietetics Professional Corporation (BB&A) which was founded in 1997, is incorporated under the Ministry of Government Services and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Our original founders, Christine Barker and Paula Blagrave went into partnership to form one of the first companies in Ontario which provided clinical and administrative dietitian services to LTC Homes. In 1998, when the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care mandated dietitian time for all LTC Homes in Ontario, our company offered a much needed service, and helped to seal our reputation as an honest, skilled, supportive and service oriented provider.

In response to increased demand for our 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. Both continue to provide consultative services while the day to day operations are managed by Sarah and Julie.

We are comprised of two Directors and a team of Associate Dietitians, as specified below.

Julie and Sarah oversee the team of BB&A dietitians, meeting regularly to provide education opportunities and guidance, and to ensure a consistent approach to dietetic and nutrition care practice in all LTC Homes where they provide dietitian services.

The Directors and all Associate Dietitians:

  • Are members in good standing of the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO)
  • Maintain professional liability insurance
  • Provide service in a manner that adheres to the professional Code of Ethics and CDO’s Standards of Practice and that respects Resident Rights and the confidentiality of health information according to PHIPA guidelines
  • Participate in regular professional development/continuing education opportunities.


Julie Urbshott, B.Sc., RD

Julie has been in Food Services for over 26 years.  Her career began as Food Service Manager which she worked at for 8 years before becoming a Registered Dietitian.  Julie began her career as a Dietitian, first in Administration as Coordinator of Food Services at St. Joseph’s Health Care in London, Ontario, then taking on hours providing clinical dietitian services in Long Term Care with Barker Blagrave & Associates.  She also provided counseling services working with the Thames Valley Family Health Team. Julie became an Owner of BB&A in 2010, after working with the company for 8 years.  Julie is an active member of Dietitians of Canada Ontario Long Term Care Action Group.  She has taught a nutrition course at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, and been a guest lecturer for Aging courses and Masters Students at Brescia University College at the University of Western, in London, Ontario.    Julie was awarded the Dietitians of Canada Member Recognition Award in 2017.

Sarah Faulds, B.A.Sc., RD

Sarah has a passion for Long Term Care spanning over the past 20 years. She began her career in this sector working as a Dietary Aide, then a Foodservice Manager and finally for over the past 17 years as an Administrative and Consulting Clinical Dietitian. Sarah is a strong advocate for resident centered approaches to nutrition care and for the use of quality assurance programs resulting in the betterment of care for all residents living in Long Term Care. Sarah is the Dietitians of Canada Gerontology Network representative for Central and Northwest Ontario.