Heather Preece

Heather Preece headshot
(907) 512-6762
Health Sciences
Adjunct Instructor


I was raised and schooled in Ontario, Canada, and spent 9 years at three universities exploring different learning tracks, eventually graduating with a Master's in Public Health from the University of Toronto and becoming a Registered Dietitian in 1996. Food and human nutrition have fascinated me from an early age; I believe food is a true equalizer that transcends differences between people around the globe – the need for good food and nutrition brings us together in all kinds of ways. My career has taken me from the Canadian Arctic to Malawi, Mali, Tanzania, Vancouver, BC, and finally to Kodiak, where I coordinated the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program before stepping into my current position as a clinical dietitian at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. For the past 20 years, I have practiced nutrition counseling in a variety of settings, including the Chiniak Bay Elder House, acute care, and ambulatory clinics, and along the way, I obtained specialty certificates in pediatric nutrition and lactation support. I am the founder and coordinator of the Kodiak KINDNESS Project, a free infant feeding program dedicated to helping Kodiak families nourish their infants' bodies and souls during the first year of life. I have had the distinct pleasure of mentoring dozens of motivated dietetic interns through UAA as well as paraprofessional peer counselors, and I especially enjoy teaching about pediatric nutrition and breastfeeding. I learn something new from every family, mother, student, and individual I meet and I look forward to engaging with you as we delve into the rapidly evolving and ever-changing field of nutrition and dietetics!


Clinical Dietitian, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center


University of Toronto

Send Email Message