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Jun
30
2016

How an innovative blog series is putting a face to the dietetics profession

Steph Langdon helps to raise the profile of dietitians with her blog series, “What RDs Do.”


SLHS1.jpgSteph Langdon is a Saskatoon based consulting dietitian and entrepreneur. She recently started an interview series profiling the various roles of dietitians on her blog and has been overwhelmed with support. As a work-at-home mom, she has embraced blogging and social media to promote dietitians and clear up misconceptions. Email Steph if you’d like to be featured in her series. She can be reached at steph@nutrishus.com. You can also connect with Steph on LinkedIn, or follow her on Facebook , Instagram or Twitter @NutrishusRD.

Ten months ago, I started a blog series aimed at putting a face to the dietetics profession and helping us understand the unique skill sets and the diversity that exists among us.

This series was inspired by a fellow dietitian commenting that, “Dietitians don’t just blog about food trends all day.” To which I thought, “Yes, some do.” If we, as dietitians, don’t know what many others in our profession do, how can we expect the public to? continue reading
 
May
05
2016

Stronger together: Key learnings from 2 inspirational Dietitians' Day events

Two Nutrition Month regional representatives from Charlottetown and Ottawa share details about their exciting Dietitians’ Day events. 

LF-HS1.jpgElizabeth (Liz) Fraser is a new graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and is currently completing the final level of her dietetic internship. She is the Dietitians of Canada student network representative at UPEI. Liz also took on the duty of regional representative for Nutrition Month. Contact Liz at eafraser@upei.ca.

MH-HS1.jpgMargaret Hughes M.Ed, RD, CDE is based out of Ottawa. She co-chairs the Dietitians of Canada Ottawa and area RD action group. For the last three years, Margaret has been the regional representative for Nutrition Month. Currently, she works as an in-store dietitian with Loblaws. Margaret also works with two sports medicine clinics and for various clubs and teams in Ottawa. Contact Margaret at 
margaret.hughes@loblaw.ca. 

The third Wednesday in the month of March (Nutrition Month) is Dietitians’ Day. This day celebrates dietitians as health care professionals, committed to using their specialized knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to improve the health of Canadians.
 
Liz Fraser and Margaret Hughes both held successful Dietitians’ Day events on March 16, 2016. Can they inspire you to organize an event next year? Read on to find out! continue reading

Nov
27
2014

The voice of a dietitian yogi: A story about working with the media

Casey Berglund is a registered dietitian, national spokesperson for Dietitians of Canada and a registered yoga teacher. She is from Calgary, Alberta and specializes in mindful and intuitive eating, as well as media communications. Casey values a holistic approach for assessing clients' needs, helping them realize harmful habits and giving them practical strategies to promote realistic and sustainable changes. She also blogs at caseyberglund.com and is on Twitter @caseyberglund.

It’s been a wonderful ride working with the media independently and as a Dietitians of Canada (DC) national spokesperson. I am honored to have the opportunity to share a piece of my story here, including how it all began. It is my hope that by expressing my path and sharing “inspired actions,” that other dietitians interested in working with media will turn their dreams into reality.
 
In August 2013, I sat with a dear friend and made an intention map.
 
What is that? continue reading

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