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Accidentally inventing a food product – you could do it too!

PCHS1.jpgPatricia Chuey is a BC-based dietitian and food communications expert known as The People’s Dietitian. In 2014, she was awarded Fellowship in Dietitians of Canada and an Alumni of Influence award from the University of Saskatchewan for her work in encouraging Canadians to live healthy. A diagnosis of celiac disease, followed by a frustrating quest to find a tasty, nutritious gluten free flour, suitable for baking, led to Patricia becoming a food developer. She can be reached through or on Facebook/Twitter @PatriciaChuey.

One of the best things about being in a line of work that impacts 100% of people on the planet, with the subject matter being food, is that the opportunities to support consumers in their quest for well-being seem endless. I often describe a dietitian’s career path as being like a beautiful fruit tree with a solid root base of science and food education that goes on to branch out in many directions as it grows. As an entrepreneurial dietitian, watching my branches grow has felt far more like play than work. continue reading

My First Years as a Dietitian Entrepreneur: Top 3 Things You Need To Know Before You Get Started

Stephanie Clairmont, MHSc, RD, is an entrepreneur, culinary dietitian, and owner of the Clairmont Digestive Clinic in Waterloo, Ontario. She is a speaker, consultant, and cooking instructor on all things surrounding digestive nutrition. Stephanie is also the co-founder of the Demos for Dietitians program, workshops that help dietitians learn culinary skills and how to teach cooking.  Contact Stephanie via her website at

I am Stephanie Clairmont, an entrepreneur and Registered Dietitian. As I write this article and reflect on my journey this far, I realize that the years are starting to blur together. I need to really think to remember when I first started my business as so many things have happened in the past few years. I started my practice part-time in the spring of 2011. I was a dietitian for just 18 months before I realized that I wanted to run my own business. At first, it was because I couldn’t find a job that would allow me to do what I loved to do, so I thought I would make up my own job! I had some ideas on what this business might look like, but wasn’t exactly sure how to make it all happen.  continue reading

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