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Why I worked with a chef & doctor to create a revolutionary new program in culinary medicine

A creative dietitian, with a lot of passion and a ton of hard work, helps create a culinary medicine course in a matter of months!


AL-HS1.jpgAngel Luk, BSc, RD is a registered dietitian with the College of Dietitians of BC and a member of Dietitians of Canada and SportMedBC. She has been working as a clinical dietitian within Vancouver Coastal Health since 2012 in a variety of settings. Since joining the Richmond Olympic Oval in 2014, Angel has worked with athletes at the community, provincial, and national level. While Angel specializes in sport nutrition, she has simultaneously pursued her passion for preventative health by co-creating a hands-on course: The Physician in the Kitchen. The goal of the course is to assist physicians and allied health professionals to provide earlier and evidence based nutrition interventions. Connect with Angel on Twitter @FoodMysteries or LinkedIn.

I know I am “preaching to the choir” here, but for the sake of argument, let me ask this question, “What if nutrition interventions were put into action earlier and more proactively?” If we agree that preventative health is crucial, how do we achieve this to a greater degree and increase our reach? Moreover, why isn’t more being done to prevent the growing number of hospital admissions for conditions with a significant nutritional component in the first place? continue reading


Spearheading Nutrition Month 2019: What happened at the Hospital for Sick Children

julia celestini Julia Celestini is from Burlington, Ontario and completed a Bachelor of Science degree (Nutrition and Dietetics) at Brescia University College. Julia is currently completing her dietetic internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Julia has always loved working with children and has had an incredible experience throughout her time at SickKids. She looks forward to continuing to pursue her passion for nutrition and helping others in her future career in dietetics.  Connect with Julia on LinkedIn or Instagram

curtis d hollanderCurtis D'Hollander is from London, Ontario and completed his Bachelor of Applied Science degree (Human Nutrition) at the University of Guelph. He is currently completing a dietetic internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Curtis has greatly enjoyed his time as a dietetic intern at SickKids, and looks forward to improving the health of many more children and adults through practice and research in the future! Connect with Curtis via e-mail at

As you know, Nutrition Month 2019 wrapped up not too long ago, at the end of March. This year’s Nutrition Month theme was Unlock the Potential of Food, exploring the potential of food to fuel, to discover, to prevent, to heal, and to bring us together. We are dietetic interns at SickKids and we were responsible for planning and implementing nutrition month initiatives throughout the hospital this year. We wanted to share and provide some insight into several of the engaging, educational and fun activities run at SickKids this March during Nutrition Month. continue reading


A Day in the Life of a Home Care Dietitian

Lynsey MossopLynsey Mossop is a registered dietitian with a love for bringing people together with food. Originally from Nova Scotia, she now practices Home Care in Southeast Ontario. In this role she strives to help clients improve their health from their very own kitchen.

Expect the unexpected.  That is one of the many lessons I have learned as a home care dietitian. When I first started working in home care I had little clue for how vast and varied this job would be. I feel fortunate to work with such a broad demographic: from newborns to people 100 years of age, and everyone in between.    continue reading

In Memoriam - Jaclyn Dawn Morris

Jaclyn Morris Jaclyn Dawn Morris
July 1, 1978 – June 6, 2018


The following in memoriam was submitted by Roseann Nassar, Jaclyn's colleague.  Alongside, we are also sharing a 2003 Practice Quarterly submission written by Jaclyn, on her experience with a life-altering medical condition that helped shape her work as a dietitian. continue reading



How I Got My First-Choice Dietetic Internship: A Sneak Peek into My Application

Evita Basillio Evita is a Registered Dietitian working in health technology. She completed her BSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics at Acadia University, Master’s diploma at Ryerson University, and Dietetic Internship at St. Michael’s Hospital. Evita has a love for health, science and writing. Connect with Evita on LinkedIn, Instagram or email.

Applying to dietetic internships was hands-down the most stressful experience in my life. It’s been almost a year since graduating from my internship program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and I’m hoping to help any future dietitians on your path to scoring the internship of your dreams. continue reading

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