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Expanding Dietitians Competencies in Supplement Recommendations: Do You Know How to Choose & Recommend a Safe and Quality Supplement?

Five key questions to think about for supplementations in your practice.

RC-HS1.jpgJorie Janzen is the director of sport dietetics for the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba and holds a private practice working with corporate health and wellness, and athletes with disordered eating. She received her undergrad degree at the University of Manitoba and furthered her education with the IOC Diploma in Sport Nutrition, and is a Certified Life Coach. Some of her experiences have come from working with various national and international networks, provincial, national and Olympic/Paralympic level athletes, the NHL, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, RCMP, and Sport Medicine Fellowships. With each opportunity, Jorie coaches clients to thrive in an environment that expects high performance on demand. Connect with Jorie at 

As a sports dietitian, athletes continuously ask me about supplements. Which ones are safe? What brands are best? What will keep me healthy? What will allow me to excel? Years ago I would have said, “Just choose a well-known brand”, or “Just buy what is on sale”, or “All supplements are pretty much the same”! And, of course, I have even suggested that, “If you eat a balanced diet, you won’t need supplements”
And, I think if it were not for the fact that I work with athletes, I might just be saying the same thing today!  However, I came to realize that when an athlete’s medal, sport’s career and life long reputation could be taken away in an instant, I started my journey on how to be better equipped to ensure the safety of my clients.  continue reading

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