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Reducing Food Loss and Waste - A Dietitian’s Role

Janelle HatchJanelle Hatch is a Registered Dietitian in British Columbia with a Masters degree from the University of Toronto.  She has been practicing as a dietitian in Public Health for more than 10 years.  Her areas of interest include food systems, food security, food literacy and healthy schools.  Her role in Public Health is focused on healthy schools and she balances this with contract work and volunteer time focused in the other areas.

I am passionate about food and I have always been uncomfortable seeing good food thrown away. Not just restaurants or grocery stores, but the food wasted in our own homes. I challenge myself each week to plan meals for my family, shop for only what we will eat, and use all leftovers.   continue reading


Say YES: Shaping my career in community nutrition as an RD to be

Erin Branco is a UBC Dietetics Student and Community Kitchen Coordinator for a Vancouver community program called Growing Eden. She received her BSc in Nutritional Science from UBC, and a diploma in Nutrition and Food Service Management, which led her to work in food service management at a local health facility.  Read her blog, check out her cookbook Growing Eden: the cookbook, email her at or follow her on Twitter.  

My journey to becoming a registered dietitian has been filled with many learning opportunities to develop personally and professionally. As a prospective UBC dietetics student, I was constantly seeking opportunities to participate in nutrition or food related activities to build my application. Through volunteering in a therapeutic garden club and networking with the cofounders of the organizing body, I was introduced to the organization Farmers on 57th in Vancouver, BC and was offered a position as the Outdoor Community Kitchen Coordinator in 2012 for their community program called Growing Eden. continue reading 

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