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May
14
2015

Why you should embrace the role of industry dietitians

A dietitian makes a difference by working with a supplement company.

MLHS1.jpgMichelle Latinsky is a Toronto-based registered dietitian and the manager of nutrition education at Jamieson Laboratories, where she has worked for the past 10 years.  In this role, Michelle leads all nutrition communications programs, acts as a media spokesperson, and educates consumers and healthcare professionals about natural health products and their therapeutic use. Michelle is also a long-time Executive Committee member of the Dietitians of Canada Business & Industry Network (DCBIN). You can reach her at mlatinsky@gmail.com, connect on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter @mlatinskyRD.

I have a confession to make – I work in industry promoting supplements (natural health products).

Dietitians often ask me how I can feel comfortable working in this area. Their beliefs are that there is not enough evidence to support their use, that they don’t really work, and that we can get all the nutrients we need from diet alone. 

However, I’ve been working in this area for a long time now, and I’ve come to see things in a different way. continue reading

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