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To share practice related stories, create connections and engage readers in the amazing diversity of dietitian experiences.


Feb
06
2018

Reflections on my PMDip Program Experience

RC-HS1.jpgCarmen El-Khazen received an Honours BSc (2013) from the University of Toronto in Nutritional Sciences and Human Biology, and a BASc with Honours (2016) in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University. She is a recent graduate of the Professional Masters Diploma in Dietetics (PMDip) - St. Michael's Hospital/Ryerson University Collaborative Dietetic Program. Alongside her prime passion for clinical nutrition and dietetics, Carmen also enjoys cooking, dance-fitness, playing piano, and music! Connect with Carmen on LinkedIn.

With the variety of dietetic internship options available, choosing a program can be confusing. By sharing my personal experience in the “PMDip” program, I hope to provide some insight to nutrition students journeying along the same dietetics path. .    continue reading
Jan
21
2016

Sport nutrition: 5 important considerations for dietitians working with athletes

Dietitian Vincci Tsui shares her top five takeaways from an intensive 4-day sport nutrition course.


VincciHS1.jpgVincci Tsui is a registered dietitian practicing in Calgary, Alberta. She is passionate about helping elite and recreational athletes reach their personal best with real nutrition solutions that fit into their busy, active lifestyles. Vincci has been practising Muay Thai for years and is hoping to finally win a fight in 2016! She is a social media addict and can be found on Twitter @VincciRD, on Instagram @vincci_t, and on her website at www.vinccitsui.com.

Last November, I attended a 4-day intensive sport nutrition course in Calgary, held jointly by the Dietitians of Canada Sport Nutrition Network and Sports Dietitians Australia. Many dietitians flew in from across the country for the event.

The course was packed with practical knowledge from some of the top experts in the field, as well as many opportunities to get hands-on with the information and network with other dietitians. You can read tweets from the event by searching the #DCSNN hashtag on Twitter.

There were many exceptional learning experiences and memorable moments throughout the course, but I have narrowed these down to my top five takeaways ... continue reading
 
Jan
07
2014

On The Bridge: Learning about internationally educated dietetic professionals

Elizabeth Manafo, MHSc, RD was the Program Manager for the Internationally Educated Dietitians Pre-Registration Program, Chang School at Ryerson University.  



It is always exciting for me to be in a classroom setting. I guess you could say I’m one of those people who love to learn. I mean really love to learn. Yes, I was that student excited on Labour Day weekend to get back into the classroom with a new binder and a fancy pencil case (in University!). Mainly as an observer, I most comfortably learned quietly behind a desk, with my eyes and ears open to the information around me.  continue reading

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