Before I had my daughter, my career consisted of designing resources for the people that live in remote, Indigenous communities or travelling to the communities to offer in-person support. My passion and creativity were put to good use designing nutritious menus and workshops with the limited resources of fly-in communities in northern Canada. I love my work within the communities.
When my daughter was born and it came time to start her on solid foods, I dove into research mode. I quickly realized how difficult it was to find evidence-based information online and I began amassing everything I could find about infant feeding. I was thrown a curveball when my daughter had her first severe food allergy reaction. Upon consulting with other new parents, I realized that there was a need for reliable resources about infant feeding and introducing food allergens.
Word spread among new parents in my east end Toronto community that I was a trustworthy voice in infant feeding.
Soon I will be offering online resources that parents can instantly access. found along the way.
Why is a Dietitian different?
Dietitian is a protected title in Canada. Dietitians are required to complete an undergraduate degree in nutrition at a university, complete an accredited dietetic internship program, and pass the Canadian Dietetics Registration Exam. Dietitians are registered annually by a provincial governing body that ensures they practice ethically and with current information.
Dietitians are governed strongly by the College to protect the public from out-of-date or non-scientific information. As a result of this strong governance and the extensive schooling required, dietitians are qualified to work within hospitals and are clinically trained to treat patients with medical nutrition therapy.
I completed my degree and internship program at the University of Prince Edward Island and am registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
B.Sc.honors Foods & Nutrition
University of Prince Edward Island
UPEI/QHR Dietetic Internship Program