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Inspiring Dietitians to Advance Sustainable Urban Crop Production

Date and time: Monday October 23 12-1pm ET
Hosted by: The Sustainable Food Systems Network
Speaker: Nanci Guest, PhD, RD, CSCS 

In this webinar you will learn how to:
  • Choose the right plants, garden space and growing materials such as compost and fertilizer
  • Identify sustainable materials and organic/veganic methods like composting, mulching, and natural pest control to maintain healthy soil and plants
  • Implement sustainable practices, where home gardeners can contribute to a healthier environment, reduce their ecological footprint, and enjoy the benefits of fresh, homegrown produce
  • Inspire individuals and communities to adopt sustainable urban gardening to foster a stronger sense of connection to nature and the food we eat
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About the speaker:

Dr. Nanci Guest is a nutritional sciences researcher, international speaker, registered dietitian, strength and conditioning coach, and most recently a regenerative, organic, veganic farmer where she grows plant proteins such as soy and fave beans, fruits and vegetables with animal-free compost and fertilizer. She also uses electricity-powered equipment and solar energy on her farm in order to meet net zero targets for carbon emissions.

Dr. Guest has been working in private practice for over two decades and completed two Bachelor of Science degrees and a Master of Science degree at the University of British Columbia, in the areas of agricultural science, dietetics/kinesiology and nutritional sciences. She completed her PhD and part-time post-doc (current) in nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto. Her post-doctoral research has focused on plant-based eating, diet and climate and she also develops and teaches online courses in plant-based sport nutrition and sustainable agriculture.

She is a global consultant to professional and amateur athletes and teams and served as the head dietitian at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Toronto 2015 PanAm games. In late 2022 she coauthored the ‘Switch4Good Plant-Based Nutrition Playbook’ that has been distributed to >200 “Olympic” countries through the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Most recently, Dr. Guest has been working on research projects as an expert panel member to support the next Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (USA) Position Stand on: Vegetarian Diets and Health to replace the 2016 version.

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