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May
21
2015

Becoming a nutrition blogger: Top three tips for success

Sarah Remmer shares how she made blogging and writing a major part of her “outside-of-the-box” career.

Sarah-headshot1.jpgSarah Remmer is a Calgary based dietitian. Her true passion lies in teaching parents not only what to feed their kids, but how to do so, as well as providing parents with tools to help their kids develop a lifelong healthy relationship with food. Sarah shares this passion not only with parents one-on-one in a counselling setting, but also as a freelance nutrition writer and on two blogs geared towards parents: thenondietdietitian.com and sarahremmer.com. Get in touch with Sarah on her Facebook Page or on Twitter @sarahremmer.

The dietetics profession doesn’t exist within a confined box like some may think.
 
I knew that registered dietitians (RDs) could practice in various settings such as clinical, community, food service and private practice, but I had no idea that my future profession would extended far beyond those traditional roles. continue reading
Apr
02
2015

Pediatric dietetics: Key roles & recommended resources

A dietitian advocates for more training in pediatric nutrition.

Yara-head-shot1.jpgYara Gholmie holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from McGill University in Montreal and has recently finished her Master of Science in Child Health and Pediatrics from the University College London in the United Kingdom. Yara worked as a sports nutritionist in Montreal, before pursuing her master’s degree. She is now researching food allergies in Children. Yara hopes to have a successful career as a pediatric dietitian. To get in touch with Yara, email her at yaragholmie@gmail.com.

Pediatric dietitians, like myself, understand how children’s feeding skills develop, how children learn to like foods, and how their approach to eating varies with age. We are also very effective at both the recognition and the treatment of faltering growth and under-nutrition, secondary to the outcome of a childhood disease. Other health professionals do not have the expertise to address challenges in these areas as comprehensively as a dietitian would. Pediatric dietitians improve the nutrition knowledge of children and their parents. We are an indispensable part of the health care team.  continue reading

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