Educational Stage : Vancouver

(All speakers are independent experts sharing their knowledge for the health and wellness benefit of conference attendees. They are not endorsed by, and do not they themselves endorse any event sponsors, organizers, or exhibitors unless specified below.)

Be sure to visit the Conference Stage to learn from local experts as they share information relating to various health and diet needs for those living with gluten free, low FODMAP, diabetic, and/or Ketogenic requirements, and more! 

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Please note that times may change, so check back regularly for updates!


Saturday – January 14, 2017

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm : Joanne Rankin, Registered Dietitian

Join Joanne Rankin, Registered Dietitian, as she shares her knowledge and experience with the low-FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Joanne will discuss what the diet is and why it works for many people. While explaining the two distinct phases of the low-FODMAPS diet, Joanne will also focus on how someone following the diet can ensure they meet their nutritional needs.

*Please note, this presentation does not replace the individual nutrition counselling with an experienced dietitian, which is essential for the effectiveness and safety of this diet.

1:50 pm – 2:30 pm : Danielle Van Schaick, Registered Dietitian

Join Danielle Van Schaick, Registered Dietitian, to learn how to manage and prevent Type 2 Diabetes through a healthy lifestyle. Jessica will share insights on eating balanced and nutritious meals as well as changes to lifestyle that can make Type 2 Diabetes manageable.

Sunday – January 15, 2017

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm : Selena De Vries, Registered Dietitian

Join Selena De Vries, a Registered Dietitian living with celiac disease, to discover the basics of gluten free living, and how to thrive on a healthy, gluten free diet. Along with every day strategies to stay healthy, Selena will share the importance of having a strong support system when making the transition to a gluten free lifestyle.