Posts tagged outpatient
Emma Denton, MS, RDN

Considering that my interest in nutrition came from my experience as a competitive runner, it is no surprise that my passion is performance or sports nutrition. You can also guess, based on my career path, that I am passionate about food security.

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Chelsea Cross RD, MAN, BSc., BASc.

My education includes 2 Bachelors (BASc. in Nutrition and BSc in psychology) and a Masters of Applied Nutrition (MAN) that included various internships. I continue to educate myself through self-directed learning and also through attending various conferences in my areas of specialty/interest.

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Becky Kerkenbush, MS, RD-AP, CSG, CD

My first job lead me to a skilled nursing facility, which was part of a small community hospital. I not only worked in long-term care there, but also in the outpatient setting. This offered me a diverse work experience and a valuable foundation for nutrition knowledge and skills. After this, I wanted to work in clinical nutrition and I’ve been there ever since. Clinical nutrition allows me to continue my work with the geriatric population, as well as practice in the areas of nutrition support, acute illness and chronic disease.

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Leah McGrath, RD, LDN; Leia Flure, MS, RD, LDN; Kim Melton, RD; Lucía de Rueda Aramburu, RD, MSc.; Matt Jacobs, MA, RD, LD, NSCA-CPT and Sophie Medlin, RD

I started BUD in 2014 at a time when it felt like there was a lot of negativity and criticism about dietitians. I regularly saw groups/social media accounts and pages, individuals and the media accusing dietitians of lacking integrity. Having been a dietitian for almost two decades at that point I knew that our profession deserved better treatment and a more positive space to encourage each other and celebrate our accomplishments.

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Amy Reed, MS, RD, CSP, LD

Parents have the responsibility to feed and nurture a child for 18 years and if we have more educational supports available to educate families on feeding maybe the rate of chronic disease will eventually decrease because we have treated it on the front end.  Registered Dietitians need to be leaders in teaching all families how to feed and nuture their children for a healthy future. It would be great if everyone were entitled to see a dietitian yearly (kind of like for a nutrition check-up) to see what is going well and what could be improved.  The way the current system works patients are referred to dietitians when there is a problem and it would be nice to have a more proactive approach.

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Dr. Meghan Scott, BScH, BScAHN, MBBS, RD

I started in clinical nutrition, working in a big hospital right out of my internship. After about a year, I took some time off to travel and when I came back to Canada I decided to start my own consulting business, and ended up working at a jail!  Really, I worked for the company that provided the meals for Ontario inmates, but the kitchen was attached to a jail, so it was an interesting environment.  After that, I worked in long term care, which I loved! Then, the opportunity to work in the north came up, and I moved to the Arctic for my current position.

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