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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

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.
Five considerations for working with populations with mental illness Oct 06, 2016 Author: Rachel Hicks Rachel, a dietitian in the Hamilton/Toronto area with a passion for working in mental health, shares insights from her recent practicum experiences. “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 Use of thickened fluids in long term care: Is there a better alternative? Sep 08, 2016 Author: Winnie Hung “Winnie, Mr. B had excessive coughs when drinking his apple juice yesterday. Can you assess if he would benefit from thickened fluids?” This is the type of message I receive on a regular basis from nurses and other care team members. 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 How an innovative blog series is putting a face to the dietetics profession Jun 30, 2016 Author: Steph Langdon Ten months ago, I started a blog series aimed at putting a face to the dietetics profession and helping us understand the unique skill sets and the diversity that exists among us Dietitian off duty in Haiti – 6 unexpected food observations Jun 16, 2016 Author: Johanna McLeod Haiti is considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with income per capita estimated at $2 USD per day. Residents deal with political instability, poor nutrition, deficient sanitation systems, and reduced access to health care services and vaccinations.
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