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- About Joanna -
We live in a world bombarded with nutrition information. It’s coming at us from all directions, from different sources, and with different focuses. How is anyone supposed to know what to eat?
I was born and raised in BC, first completing a degree in psychology and biology before going on to a degree in dietetics. After internship, I worked in acute care, residential care, and outpatient settings. However, most of my career has been spent at HealthLink BC, in two different roles: first, answering people’s phone calls on food and nutrition, then transitioning into resource development, where we sift through the science and aim to create written nutrition resources that are clear, meaningful and achievable.
I believe that food and eating are important parts of our lives. As such, they can bring great joy, but they can also bring stress, guilt, and confusion. My goal is to write blog posts that provide you with the information you need to inspire you toward meeting your own healthy eating goals. I hope you enjoy them.
Articles by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian
December 5, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianFor those of us that include meat, fish, and poultry in our diets, “turkey dinner” has great potential to be an entirely average meal. Side dishes are where the magic is. They make your meal shine! Read these tips to help plan a meal your family and friends won’t soon forget.
October 31, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianIs the thought your child’s candy loot after trick-or-treating making you cringe? Rather than fight it, try to make the most of it. Use Halloween as an opportunity to teach your kids about healthy eating.
September 26, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianPacking school lunches can be draining. Here are some ideas and tips to take the monotony out of mealtime for both you and your child.
August 29, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianWhat’s not to love about lentils? They are nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook. Plus, they are extremely cost effective. Here are some facts about lentils and some recipes to get you started.