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Camp Huronda part 1: Why it’s essential to seek “out of office” experiences

DC member Andrea D’Ambrosio shares her experience as a diabetes camp dietitian and how it has changed her career path.

ADHS1.jpgAndrea D’Ambrosio is a registered dietitian and owner of Dietetic Directions, a nutritional counselling and education company in Waterloo, Ontario.  Andrea’s focus is on motivational guidance to help her clients achieve their best health. She is also a Dietitians of Canada media spokesperson. For the past five years, Andrea has spent part of her summer at Camp Huronda (a summer camp for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes). Connect with Andrea on Twitter @dambrosioRD, Facebook, Instagram @dieteticdirections or check out her website

Would you like to develop new skills, enhance your everyday practice, and take a break from your day job? If you answered yes (which I hope you did), you need to seek an “out of office” experience!
For the past five summers, I have attended Camp Huronda (a summer camp for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes) where I traded my business attire for a camp T-shirt and shorts.  This experience has developed new skills, provided a new outlook on life and even altered my career path! continue reading

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