August 21, 2012‘On the side’ is a very big thing for you. ~ Harry Burns
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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
June 21, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianIf you have read my previous posts, you’ve heard about my challenges getting my children to try new and varied foods and to embrace a world beyond noodles.
June 14, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianTo be honest, it wasn’t something I had thought about. I assumed a blood transfusion would only be necessary in the context of a car accident, cancer or major surgery.
June 12, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianI have started to “eat right for my blood type,” and I love it.
May 1, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianBy some estimates almost 80% of North Americans use the internet. This amazing resource has changed the way we live, communicate and shop.