Allergic Disease - Oral Allergy Syndrome: Pollen-food Syndrome

Pathway Contributor: Linda Kirste


Linda Kirste completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at the University of British Columbia and her internship at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. She started her career as an outpatient dietitian at the Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital. Later, she worked in internal medicine, general surgery and critical care at the University Health Network, a tertiary care teaching hospital. Linda is certified as a nutrition support dietitian and has conducted research in the area of standardizing food and beverage viscosities for the management of dysphagia. She currently works in a telepractice setting, specializing in allergy nutrition at Dial-A-Dietitian in British Columbia. As an Allergy Dietitian, her work involves addressing food allergy questions and concerns from the public and the media, providing advance practice consultation to healthcare professionals, and developing allergy resources for both the public and health professionals.