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About Us

Celebrating over 40 years 

The Specialty Food Shop was originally established in 1982 to help children and adults live well with a variety of special dietary needs.  More than 40 years later, the Specialty Food Shop is still providing people of all ages with products and services to help maintain health.  
We pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of carefully selected products, all available online and delivered right to your door.

Our Clientele 

One of Specialty Food Shop’s greatest accomplishments is serving the dietary needs of various populations across Canada.  These populations include individuals with food allergies, celiac disease, dysphagia, energy boosting needs, inherited metabolic disorders, cystic fibrosis and patients requiring assistive feeding devices.

The Staff
Wendy – Diet Technician
Wendy is the Diet Technician of The Specialty Food Shop.  She is a graduate of The Food and Nutrition Program at Centennial College. Having over 15 years of experience, Wendy brings a wide array of knowledge and experience to her role. Her area of expertise is Enteral feeding devices and when she’s not in the store she spends her time teaching in the G and GJ tube caregiver class here at Sick Kids. Questions about G and GJ tube feeding devices? Send Wendy an email at sfs.medsupply@sickkids.ca

Olivia – Manager
Olivia joined the Specialty Food Shop team after earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition & Food at Ryerson University. Olivia has worked for Specialty Food Shop for over 5 years, first as a Nutrition Associate, and now as Manager. She is a huge foodie with a specialized interest in allergen and gluten free products and the newest market trends. Searching for a product on our site and can’t seem to find it? Send Olivia an e-mail at sfs.admin@sickkids.ca and she will see what she can do.

Nutrition Associates
Specialty Food Shop is staffed by a group of Nutrition Associates.  All Nutrition Associates at the Specialty Food Shop have a background and an interest in Nutrition and Food. If you are interested in joining our team please visit the Sick Kids Careers page  for postings. 

The Specialty Food Shop is owned and operated by SickKids. All proceeds go to support patient care at the hospital.