June 14, 2012To 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.
You are here
- 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
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.
April 24, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianWhat’s going on when a child is a picky eater? We explore what’s taking place and how one mom deals with it.
March 18, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianMy parents met 45 years ago in a small community on Northern Vancouver Island. My dad had gone there to log and been injured on the job. My mom went there to spend the summer with a girlfriend.