“I would recommend Christy for spokesperson work without hesitation. She is a natural communicator and has an advanced understanding of how to take complex concepts and communicate them to the public in an accessible way.
In all her work, Christy is diligent in her research and this deep understanding of the science of nutrition permeates her writing and broadcast efforts. She is able to genuinely execute messaging and clearly explain the reasoning behind her perspective. Beyond this, she is a true pleasure to collaborate with. Her enthusiasm and love of her craft are infectious.”
“Christy was a Dietitians of Canada National Spokesperson between April 2014 and February 2015 and she has been a Nutrition Month Media Spokesperson since 2013. She is consistently generous with her time and a pleasure to work with.
As a spokesperson, Christy was quick to share her experiences and strategies with her peers, encouraging them to join her in expanding the media footprint of dietitians. Christy is a role model for other dietitians interested in working with the media and representing the dietetics profession.”
“Christy was recognized for her tireless efforts with ELLICSR (Health, Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Centre) and the Head and Neck Survivorship Program, researching and delivering cancer-specific nutrition information for nutrition and cooking classes. Christy has been called a “trailblazer” in her field and established the Head and Neck Survivorship nutrition clinic.”
The Innovation in Education Award is a Recognition Award for an individual or team who has contributed to an exceptional and innovative educational program or experience for learners of any kind at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
"I just wanted to reach out to you to say thank you for the work that you're putting into 80 Twenty Nutrition.
I have always been a healthy, health conscious person. I believe what you eat should be a balance of all things and I've never been a big supporter of cutting things out.
All fine and well until I became pregnant with my second child and developed pubic symphysis diastasis (look it up... it's really tremendous/terrible). All of a sudden my active lifestyle went down to zero and I was pregnant. Not a good combo.
Then, somewhere in the third trimester, I developed gestational diabetes, which completely overwhelmed me because I was eating normally and I had only gained 26 lbs by 32 weeks. Being inert essentially made it very difficult for my pancreas to do it's job and the added stress of having a wee babe gestating inside me was making everything worse.
Now I had to follow a diet and it had to be very specific. No sugar, low glycemic index. I literally cried for three days worrying about how I was going to make different meals for myself compared to the rest of my family and what I would be able to eat period (Aside: you can definitely blame hormones for the excessive crying).
Here comes the thank you... I got a meal plan from my OB, but it was pretty simple and since I like to cook, very underwhelming.
That's where you come in. Your blog/website has helped me sooooooo much. I have found countless recipes, lots of great advice and I am so grateful. Without it I would literally be eating boiled eggs, spinach and bran buds everyday.
Having to cut certain things out of my diet was hard and following a diabetic eating plan was daunting but your work has made it easier and for that I am truly thankful. I went for a follow up appointment with my OB and my blood sugar and weight (weirdly) have dropped.
I can't make my pubic symphysis go away or get my pancreas working the way it used to (not until my baby is born) but I can keep doing the diet thing and am happy to have your website's support with that. You're awesome!"
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