The Board of Directors was honoured to announce Vesanto Melina, MS, RD as the 2016 Ryley-Jeffs Memorial Lecture Award recipient.
Vesanto has an extensive and varied dietetics career that spans 5 decades--and she shows no signs of slowing down. She is an internationally recognized speaker; a consultant to individuals, government (B.C. Corrections), and industry; a popular media personality; co-author of award-winning nutrition books; and a writer of peer-reviewed journal articles.
Her work has been and continues to be a source of fulfillment and tremendous personal and professional growth. She knows our profession to be one that promotes a full expression of human potential. Vesanto is a passionate supporter of Dietitians of Canada. She believes in people working in ways that are truly meaningful to them.
A version of Vesanto's lecture is available in the Fall issue of the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.