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Aug
03
2018

How I Got My First-Choice Dietetic Internship: A Sneak Peek into My Application

Evita Basillio Evita is a Registered Dietitian working in health technology. She completed her BSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics at Acadia University, Master’s diploma at Ryerson University, and Dietetic Internship at St. Michael’s Hospital. Evita has a love for health, science and writing. Connect with Evita on LinkedIn, Instagram or email.

Applying to dietetic internships was hands-down the most stressful experience in my life. It’s been almost a year since graduating from my internship program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and I’m hoping to help any future dietitians on your path to scoring the internship of your dreams. continue reading

Jun
21
2018

My Freeze-Drying Adventures

Wendy Busse Wendy Busse is a registered dietitian and nationally recognized expert in food sensitivity nutrition care. She helps food sensitive clients expand their diet and enjoy nourishing meals. Connect with Wendy at www.wendybusse.com or @WendyBusseRD.

I have been keenly interested in food preservation and making “ready-to-go-meals” for as long as I can remember. Both personally and professionally, I was a strong advocate for freezing meals, dehydrating and vacuum sealing. When I heard about home freeze-dryers that combine all three, I had to have one. The first step was convincing my family that I needed to purchase another kitchen appliance! I have been freeze drying for a few months, and it has been a steep learning curve, but a lot of fun. continue reading

Apr
20
2018

My Reflection about McGill’s Master’s of Science Applied in Human Nutrition- Dietetics Credentialing

Janelle HatchAlaa received her BASc. in Nutrition & Food from Ryerson University in 2015. She went on to receive her master’s degree in Human Nutrition from McGill University in December 2017. As a newly licensed dietitian, Alaa is eager to share her experience as a graduate and dietetic student. In addition to her love of food and nutrition, Alaa enjoys fitness, travelling, and catching up on her latest TV series. Connect with Alaa on LinkedIn.

It was around two and a half years ago, when the exhilaration stemming from my undergraduate commencement began to fade, that the questions that plague most graduates surfaced. What’s next? Did I want to pursue a master’s degree? Did I want to go straight into an internship? Personally, I still had a lot of growing to do and did not feel ready to jump right into an internship. And more importantly, I knew that I wanted to learn more and delve deeper into the field of human nutrition. I guess that answers my question, right?   continue reading

Mar
05
2018

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

Feb
06
2018

Reflections on my PMDip Program Experience

RC-HS1.jpgCarmen El-Khazen received an Honours BSc (2013) from the University of Toronto in Nutritional Sciences and Human Biology, and a BASc with Honours (2016) in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University. She is a recent graduate of the Professional Masters Diploma in Dietetics (PMDip) - St. Michael's Hospital/Ryerson University Collaborative Dietetic Program. Alongside her prime passion for clinical nutrition and dietetics, Carmen also enjoys cooking, dance-fitness, playing piano, and music! Connect with Carmen on LinkedIn.

With the variety of dietetic internship options available, choosing a program can be confusing. By sharing my personal experience in the “PMDip” program, I hope to provide some insight to nutrition students journeying along the same dietetics path. .    continue reading
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