We’re Moving!

We have OFFICIALLY launched our new website: www.dieteticadvocacy.com

Please bookmark it so you can keep up-to-date on our ‘News and Updates’ tab. While you’re browsing feel free to learn more, sign a pledge, or send a letter to your MPP.

Alternatively, if you’re more prone to logging onto your FB account, you can keep up to date at our new page www.facebook.com/DieteticAdvocacy

We will no longer be posting here.

Can’t wait to see your pledges!

Jessica B.



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It’s a Wrap!

We’re so proud to announce that we finished filming our first PSA! We’ll be releasing it soon – but for now – enjoy some snapshots of the production.


Our talented cameraman – Brendon!


Take 5!

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Update on OHHRRN poster competition!

As previously mentioned, Olivia was able to present research she had worked on previously at the Ontario Health Human Resources Research Network Student Poster Competition.

We are pleased to announce that Olivia was one of the winners for this event! Congratulations Olivia!

Check out the description of her research here: http://bit.ly/1048MJu

This also speaks to the interest people outside the dietetics world have in the lack of internship spots. Let’s use this as momentum!

Don’t forget we’re still looking for people that want to participate in our PSA. Don’t hesitate to contact us at dietetic.advocacy@gmail.com.

OHHRRN poster competition

OHHRRN poster competition

Jessica B.

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Casting Call

Hey you! Yes, YOU!

Students have decided to collaborate together to make a public service announcement that would address the dietetic internship issue and encourage people to send a letter to their MPP.

Now, we need students/dietitians that are interested in being in front of the camera. If you’re interested in participating (either behind or in front of the camera) please e-mail dietetic.advocacy@gmail.com

Filming would probably take place on Ryerson campus and after exams to accommodate anyone.

Hope to hear from you soon – we’re all in this together after all right?

Jessica B.

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Call for preceptors

Jessica and I wrote a letter to encourage practicing dietitians to become preceptors. This short letter was included in the Dietitians of Canada regional newsletter. We believe that practicing dietitians can help ensure the viability of this profession by taking an active role in the education of dietetic interns. In addition, Dietitians of Canada  Principles of Professional Practice states “dietitians support and are engaged in their profession. They are passionate and visionary about its role in contributing to the health of all people.”  This includes “educate and mentor students, interns and colleagues.”


Do you know dietitians who are thinking of becoming a preceptor? Let them know that becoming a preceptor can be a very rewarding experience and that there are resources available for them to enhance their skills as a preceptor/educator!

Olivia S. 

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New website

You may be wondering why this blog looks quite plain and the header of this blog is no longer visible. Well, that’s because we are moving to a new website soon: http://www.dieteticadvocacy.com/

This blog has already been integrated into the new website. We plan to launch the website to the public soon. Meanwhile, let us know if you have any comments or feedback.

Olivia S. 

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What we’ve been up to this month …

Hello all,

Hope everyone is working through their stress management skills during this year’s internship season. If you are doing great – keep it up! If you are feeling rather anxious – sometimes the best remedy is to confide in someone you trust. Try not to put up walls around you during this time – we’re all in this together!

While February has been rather busy – Dietetic Student Advocacy has tried to stay productive!

Two updates we’d love to share:

1. We’ve collaborated with the regional executive director of DC to write an article appearing in DC’s regional online newsletter in March. We’ll post it as soon as it’s sent out!

2. Olivia was able to present research she had worked on previously at Ontario Health Human Resources Research Network. The event was full of bright researchers and employees of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care were present, as well. Great networking opportunity! Thanks to OHHRRN for having Olivia there!

Unveiling the emotional distress of not attaining a dietetic internship in Ontario

Unveiling the emotional distress of not attaining a dietetic internship in Ontario

Remember – if you have any ideas or comments to contribute – never hesitate to share with us! Please comment below or you can write to dietetic.advocacy@gmail.com

Take care!

Jessica B.

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