Meet the Speakers

Meet our esteemed speakers, who will be joining our stage in Vancouver! Please note that speakers and presentations are subject to change, so check back frequently!

Udisquarishglutino squarish  Logo-BioKPlus Squareenjoy life squarishNatures Path squarishQuesava Squaremyalert-id-squarish2lemonade bakery square

Educational Stage


Danielle Van Schaick

Danielle is the founder of Dani Health & Nutrition and has over 12 years experience as a Dietitian. She recently expanded her practice to Vancouver and provides nutrition resources for Dietitians across Canada, the US, and various other countries.

In Victoria, she has worked one-on-one with thousands of people, helping you lose weight, improve your health and eating habits.  She is an expert in the areas of Weight Loss, IBS/FODMAP, Diabetes, and many other health conditions.

Danielle believes food should be celebrated and enjoyed.  She will teach you about healthy eating and weight loss using practical resources and real-life advice.  Clients love her meal plans and recipes because they are easy to follow, the food tastes really good, and they help you lose weight.

Visit Danielle’s Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

 


Joanne Rankin 

Joanne is Vancouver-based dietitian with 30 years of clinical dietitian experience. Most recently, she provided nutrition counseling for patients at the Vancouver General Hospital Out-Patient Nutrition Clinic. Joanne is a member of the Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.

In addition to her work as clinical dietitian, Joanne worked as a personal chef, taught at UBC’s School of Food Nutrition and Health, and perhaps the most challenging job of all, raised two sons on mostly home-prepared food, while working outside the home.

Joanne recommend foods to buy and easy ways to include them in a diet tailored for each client. Her recommendations are based on my knowledge and experience, as well as current nutritional research. She provides practical advice for enjoyable eating that will improve your health.

Visit Joanne’s Website


Selena De Vries 

Selena Devries is a dietitian living with celiac disease who helps her clients achieve food freedom. She is from Kelowna, BC and maintains a private practice specializing in celiac disease and digestive health conditions. Her approach to managing celiac disease is integrative and promotes a balanced lifestyle with a strong focus on therapeutic nutrition interventions and emotional well-being.  She believes that eating a healthy, gluten free diet should be simple, delicious and enjoyable.  Selena is very passionate about addressing the emotional side of celiac disease.  And, to truly help her clients thrive on the gluten free diet, she helps them develop strong support systems by offering a free support group in the Okanagan area.

Selena has presented at the Western Conference for the Canadian Celiac Association and has contributed to many social media outlets including Global TV, Alive Magazine, Fitness, Huffington Post and many others.

 Visit Selena’s Website / Facebook / Instagram

Cooking Stage


Speakers coming soon!