October 16, 2012As much as I enjoy writing, I didn’t enjoy taking English literature in school. The curriculum always seemed short sighted. Being asked to answer questions such as “What did the author mean when he cast a shadow of a blackberry on the tail of the bluebird?” felt ridiculous and insignificant. I didn’t really care what something meant to the author (a stranger to me).What I wanted to be asked was: “What does this mean to you right now?” Individual context is important.
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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
October 9, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianSummer is well behind us and autumn is bursting out around us.This is my favourite time of year.
September 25, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianOscar Wilde said: “The heart was made to be broken”. That may be true, but I am still going to try to prevent it!
September 18, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianBeing “hit over the head” is often synonymous with something being obvious. What if a giant steak hits you over the head? Then what?
September 13, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianThe art of eating slowly: lesson from the French…and a four year old.