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Practice Blog

The Practice Blog is for dietitians and by dietitians!  Our members from across the country share their diverse experiences. 


What the Practice Blog can do for you:

  • Help you create connections through shared experiences and storytelling.
  • Engage you in issues that impact your practice.
  • Encourage participation from other dietitians because of your comments and through social media sharing.
  • Inspire you and increase your profile by promoting the diversity of our profession’s roles, responsibilities and experiences.
The Practice Blog is a reflection of you – your stories and your practice experiences. Check out the Writing Guidelines  for ideas on the type of content that you can share.  Have questions or would like to share a story? Contact practiceblog@dietitians.ca

Disclaimer: The opinions of the bloggers are their own. Dietitians of Canada encourages submissions and provides publishing support but does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Please contact the writer directly for concerns or questions about the content.
A unique partnership brought healthy food to downtown Toronto Dec 08, 2016 Author: Anneke Hobson In July 2016, I spent a sweaty noon-hour outside Toronto General Hospital convincing passers-by to purchase guavas and other produce from a repurposed wheel-trans bus. Do you have what it takes to live abroad? 3 vital questions to determine the answer Nov 17, 2016 Author: Thida Ith I’m a traveller. This is probably my number one passion (yes, even more so than food). Travelling allows me to explore new territories, meet new people, and open my mind to new ideas. It inspires and invigorates me. Of course, I love food too (I wouldn’t be a dietitian otherwise). I love food not only because it can help protect health and it tastes delicious, but also because it connects me with people. Leverage your core strengths: 7 tips to consider when starting a business Oct 13, 2016 Author: Lisa Mina In 2015, I launched FoodHealth, a nutrition consulting company that helps organizations take action on nutrition and health strategies that reach the public, health professionals, and other stakeholders. Why did I start my own business? Being able to lead my work, my opportunities, my time, and my learning inspired me. I was personally and professionally ready to take more risk and explore a less charted path. 5 considerations for working with populations with mental illness Oct 06, 2016 Author: Rachel Hicks Nutrition and its association with mental health and mental illness is becoming more and more recognized. Compared to the general population, individuals with complex mental illness (CMI) are at a greater risk of developing disease comorbidities (abnormal triglycerides, hypertension, glucose dysregulation, and abdominal obesity) and subsequent chronic disease (cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes) “Dietitians on a Mission” take innovative action to improve the food environment in their community Sep 22, 2016 Author: Melissa Couture-Leger, In 2011, I decided to go public in a big way, making myself visible as a dietitian to help people in my community make better food choices Publishing a cookbook: Answers to your top questions Aug 18, 2016 Author: Cara Rosenbloom My first cookbook, Nourish: Whole Food Recipes featuring Seeds, Nuts and Beans, was co-authored with Chef Nettie Cronish. The cookbook features 100 expertly crafted and tested recipes with tidbits of practical nutrition advice dispersed throughout. Dietitians: Social justice trailblazers then and now Aug 04, 2016 Author: Jennifer Brady Although my internship prepared me well to practice as a dietitian, I left it with more questions than answers. I wondered about the (primarily) women who built the profession from the ground up. How to use stock photos to make your nutrition business stand out Jul 28, 2016 Author: Andrea Hardy I started a blog as a way to get my voice heard through all the nutrition noise out there, as I am sure many other dietitians do. I wanted a way to stand up to all those self-proclaimed “nutrition gurus” prescribing 12 bananas a day as the holy grail to better health. Increasing access to dietitians: 5 myths about direct billing addressed Jul 14, 2016 Author: Susan Watson Four years ago, I transformed the way I ran my business by deciding to offer direct billing services to my clients. At the time, I was primarily a stay-at-home mom seeing a few clients a couple nights a week, and had plenty of time to take on a bit of extra paperwork. 5 valuable reasons to pursue interprofessional education Jul 07, 2016 Author: Liana Bontempo “Interprofessional” is a buzzword we all hear regularly, whether it’s at school, the workplace, or we're reading it on a job application. As health care professionals, we know that we have to work together
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