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The struggles of a new dietitian and a new mom

Debora Sloan was born and raised in Toronto but recently moved to a new home in our nation’s capital with her husband and new baby boy. She has lived with type 1 diabetes since her teenage years, which nurtured a strong interest in health and fitness. After a career managing her own art business, she returned to school to pursue a degree in nutrition. She is now working towards building a successful private practice in Ottawa as a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer. Visit her website at

Some additional wrinkles and a few grey hairs later, you can breathe a little. You have made it through four challenging years of university. Volunteering at every opportunity, and studying your butt off to ensure an A+. Let’s not forget to pay homage to surviving chemistry, a seemingly impossible feat for many. You have also secured an internship spot. You are now officially on your way to becoming a registered dietitian.
Does this anecdote sound familiar to you? Ready for my first official job post baby, it has become clear that despite those two special letters after my name, getting back into the workforce is a challenging task. continue reading

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