DC meets with local MPP to advocate for dietitian positions
This past fall Niagara Region Public Health regrettably eliminated their dietitian positions. Along with DC members Sandy Maxwell and Clare Barker, Jennifer Buccino met with MPP Sam Oosterhoff to bring his attention to the fact that the Region of Niagara no longer has dietitians on staff and the potential negative consequences this will have on the Niagara region residents. The dietitians in this region supported the essential programs including prenatal and children’s programs, local school boards, administrators, educators, the food skills based “You’re the Chef” program, and many more. We were pleased that MPP Oosterhoff invited a follow-up meeting to further discuss the impacts and to discuss the role of dietitians in nutrition and mental health.