November 27, 2012There are no dirty pots, pans, cutting boards or utensils to clean. It’s just my slow cooker, sitting on my kitchen counter, with love inside.
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- About Joanna -
You rarely hear of an actual person who has lived in beautiful British Columbia their whole life, but here I am! Born and raised in Victoria, I’m an Island girl at heart. I can actually feel my body chemistry change when I smell the ocean. Weird, huh? I did my first Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology at the University of Victoria before deciding to go into nutrition. That path took me to the University of BC to do my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and then I went back to Victoria to complete my dietetic internship.
After finishing school I settled in the Lower Mainland and started working for Dietitian Services (previously Dial-a-Dietitian). I’ve been here for 11 years! In addition to being on the blog team, my primary role is in resource development of consumer and professional healthy eating tools.
For those of you who have read my blogs you know that I actually have two jobs: my second job is ‘mom’ (and wife). I have two children, ages 7 and 4, and therefore understand the challenges of feeding a busy family. My goal is to instill fun and practicality into feeding our little people.
When I’m not doing any of those things listed above you will probably find me out walking, doing my own creative writing, trying to catch up on my family scrapbooking, or spending time with the people nearest and dearest to my heart.
Articles by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian
November 14, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianGluten - other than its massive prevalence within our food system, there is nothing special about it.
November 8, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianThe recent beef recall has people wondering if it is safe to eat beef. If you ate beef before, how can you feel safe going forward?
November 6, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianWhether you’re planning to head south for a break from the cold, or you’re thinking ahead to the holidays, here are some suggestions to help you manage the buffet with ease.
October 30, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianSupporting healthy eating messages at school; What ideas do you have to help strengthen the communication?