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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.
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. London adventures: Working as an unlicensed dietitian abroad Jun 02, 2016 Author: Laura Ledas You may quiver knowing that I decided to move to the fish and chips capital of the world to further my career in the food and nutrition field. I was warned that I’d have my work cut out for me Be smart not boring: How to be an engaging and evidence-based dietitian May 12, 2016 Author: Abby Langer I’ve been a dietitian for almost 20 years, but only recently – about two or three years ago – moved into the media, blogging, and private practice stage of my career. Stronger together: Key learnings from 2 inspirational Dietitians' Day events May 05, 2016 Author: Elizabeth Fraser and Margaret Hughes The third Wednesday in the month of March (Nutrition Month) is Dietitians’ Day. This day celebrates dietitians as health care professionals, committed to using their specialized knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to improve the health of Canadians. Strength in numbers: How SickKids tackled Nutrition Month 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Author: Mara Alexanian-Farr and Clarissa Smith As nutrition professionals, we like to think that everyone gets as excited as we do about an entire month dedicated to nutrition and health. But, in reality, empowering and engaging others during Nutrition Month this March proved to be a challenging undertaking. Blackbox cooking challenge: A creative & inspiring Nutrition Month event Apr 14, 2016 Author: Julie Stachiw Every year in Canada, we celebrate Nutrition Month in March as a way of promoting healthy eating to the public and to identify registered dietitians (RDs) as a key source of trusted nutrition information. Living with diabetes: Walking a mile in my patients' shoes Apr 07, 2016 Author: Laura Baum Health is a privilege. Health is luck. Health is genetic. Health is life. After completing my diabetes rotation at Sunnybrook Hospital in the outpatient diabetes education centre, I have realized how lucky and thankful I am to be healthy. YouTube: A great nutrition communication tool that most dietitians know nothing about Mar 03, 2016 Author: Abbey Sharp A lot of people ask me what I do for a living, and I never really know what answer to give them. I usually begin by describing myself as a “media registered dietitian,” Launching a revolutionary new program in culinary medicine [debrief and future plans] Feb 25, 2016 Author: Angel Luk Allow me to start by extending my heartfelt gratitude for the overwhelming support the dietitian community extended after my first Practice Blog post. I feel so incredibly proud to be part of a profession that prides itself in collaboration and innovation. You did not get a dietetic internship. Now what? [Part 2] Feb 11, 2016 Author: Hana Klimczak Applying for a dietetic internship is a nerve-racking process. The competition is fierce and there aren’t enough spots for everyone. If you’re like most students, this time of year makes you nervous and anxious as you wait for the results of your internship applications.
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