January 5, 2012I have an admission to make: I don't know everything. This includes the physiology of oysters, other bivalves, or basically anything that lives in the ocean. This came out rather comically in a recent blog meeting:
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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
November 16, 2011 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianIf you have children, I don’t need to tell you that raising them is expensive. The writing is on your monthly bank statement!
October 27, 2011 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianWhen my son was two he became obsessed with all things Hallowe'en: pumpkins (which he called “punkins”), bats and witches. We figured he would love to go trick-or-treating.
October 20, 2011 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianMy husband is a planner and he LOVES his budget. His inner accountant comes out of hiding at the beginning of each month when he looks over all of our expenses from the previous month...
September 20, 2011 by Joanna Drake, Registered DietitianI believe that the secret to a good life lies in finding balance. For example, I’ve spent my adult life trying to find a balance between saving for retirement and spending some money on things I enjoy.