Me & my blog

rd-meThis blog is all about what I spend most of my time thinking about – FOOD – as in eating, cooking, shopping and day-to-day healthy choices.

On March 31, 2013, I retired as a member of the College of Dietitians (Ontario), so I can no longer use the RD initials. However, my interest in dietetics continues so I continue to read my professional journals, continue to attend conferences of interest and follow a wide variety of dietetics resources.

I took my BASc degree at the University of Guelph (Ontario) and interned at Toronto’s Sunnybrook HSC. After a whirlwind 35 years as a registered dietitian I can reflect on a significant range of experiences in administrative, consultative and clinical dietetics. I also enjoyed a stint of teaching at the college level. From April 2013 on, the best title for me would be Food & Nutrition Specialist or Nutritionist. I continue as a member of Dietitians of Canada and the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and plan to continue learning and sharing my food & nutrition interest through this blog.

My MISSION is to translate knowledge gained from self-directed learning activities and current research into healthy living choices. My VISION is to provide bite-sized nutrition information based on my personal food & nutrition beliefs and choices . I wish to maintain VALUES of professionalism, trust and privacy; leading by example; using evidence based explanations; being open-minded and respectful and mostly, have some fun.

The best way to contact me is by leaving a comment on any item in my blog. I’ll receive your email address with it (kept private, BTW) so I can reply by email or just add a comment of my own.

What’s the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

It’s a question I’m often asked and it’s confusing because some dietitians call themselves nutritionists (most of them would be working in public health or in research, some would even be retired dietitians) but not every nutritionist is a dietitian. I prefer to let the brass explain

2 thoughts on “Me & my blog

  1. Danica: A lovely looking website and quite interestingly presented. I am forwarding the links to Ruth so she can savour it.

    In the meantime, I am scandalized — that you and bill (cf. would eat a hamburger. I have been trying to convince Ruth she should share one with me, but so far no luck!

    My sole criticism is that the screen on dieticians does not explain what nutritionists do, despite the misleading heading.


  2. Wonderful website!

    So many of us are learning the importance of
    fermented foods in our diet.
    Have you found any interesting sources that explain the
    relationship of our brain activity to our intestines?
    (beside that they look similar)

    The ones I use all begin with a ‘K’

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