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Jack of all trades, master of none: Musings of a small town dietitian.

Laurel Leconte has been a jack-of-all-trades dietitian on Manitoulin Island for the past 8 ½ years. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking and wearing disguises to the grocery store. She appreciates the broadened perspective that being a mother of small children brings to her dietetic practice. She would love to network with other dietitians working in similar practice situations. Email her at

If you work in a large city, I hope you don’t take for granted the anonymity you might have as a dietitian working in an urban center. You certainly don’t have that in a small town!  As a small town dietitian, it’s not unusual to be the inpatient clinician, outpatient diabetes educator, diabetes education program coordinator (travelling to five communities) and foodservices manager (two site hospital). (Yes, that’s me!) As such, you’re positioned in the interesting role of knowing a little about a lot of food and nutrition issues. Here are just some of my day to day experiences as a dietitian on Manitoulin Island. continue reading

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