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Dec
03
2015

Showcasing dietitians as the experts in nutrition: One initiative reaches thousands!

A group of dietitians worked hard to promote the dietetics profession to thousands of delegates at the 2015 canfitpro conference in Toronto.


HSJR1.jpgJodi Robinson is a consulting dietitian, certified diabetes educator, college professor, and fitness professional in the Niagara region. Her dream is to own a flourishing private practice. She recently took the leap and opened Craving Health – Dietitian & Wellness Services in Grimsby, Ontario. No matter how busy life gets, she finds time to hang out with her two adorable shelties and attend a few yoga classes each week. You can get in touch with her through her website, email Jodi@cravinghealth.ca, Twitter @Jodi_RD, and Facebook.

What do 12 dietitians, over 12,000 fitness professionals, and thousands of others have in common? We all attended the annual canfitpro International Fitness Conference and Trade Show in Toronto this past August. For those not familiar with canfitpro, it’s the largest body of fitness professionals in Canada and every year they host conferences across the country as an opportunity for fitness professionals to obtain continuing education credits and for the public to attend health and wellness presentations.

It’s hard to believe that I have been attending the canfitpro Toronto conference since 1998 while still in high school. At first, I attended as a volunteer and then as a fitness professional. Every conference offers a multitude of nutrition workshops; however, to my surprise, very few of these are facilitated by dietitians. Rather, holistic nutritionists, fitness experts, and chiropractors—to name just a few—take centre stage voicing their authority on nutrition. Many of these groups also host a booth at the trade show engaging people with their services and products that—to the cringe of many dietitians—may not be evidence-based. continue reading
 

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