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Dietitian Kerry Miller wearing a yellow sweater and sitting in her kitchen talking to a reporter

Do You Remember Your First TV Interview?

I first met Kerry Miller when she was a grad student participating in my media training workshop. Fast forward, and now she’s appeared in her first on-camera interview with Global News. Way to go Kerry! Here’s my online interview with Kerry and a link to her TV interview. 1 – Congratulations on your first TV broadcast interview! Tell us how you secured this interview – did you pitch the story idea to the producer / journalist or did they find…

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Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is standing outside and giving a TV interview

Have you ever given a media interview in the dark?

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois sure has! But it wasn’t exactly what he had planned to do! Read his unforgettable story below. Spoiler alert: Gum is involved! MTBC: You’re known as “The Food Professor” and you’re the Senior Director at the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax. What brought you to Montreal? SC: Our family cottage is in the Laurentians. On December 18, CTV’s Your Morning [in Toronto] booked me for an interview for January 2 at 7:15 am. I…

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2019 – Year in Review

What a year it’s been! January started off with a bang as our Co-Founder Sue appeared in multiple national interviews about the new Canada’s food guide and even caught up with the (former) Minister of Health in the TV studio green room. Throughout the year, we highlighted tips from media pros including Shelley Case, Andrea Hardy, Andrea Miller, Andrea D’Ambrosio, Nicole Osinga, Charles Ko and Dr. Shannan Grant. Our Co-Founder Gina also shared her secrets for creating your own “how-to” recipe video.…

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Secrets of Success From Canada’s Top Media Dietitians – Featuring Andrea D’Ambrosio!

We’re excited to introduce you to media savvy, dietitian entrepreneur Andrea D’Ambrosio from Ontario! Andrea owns and operates Dietetic Directions, a nutritional counselling and education company in Kitchener Waterloo. Along with her team of dietitians, she has the mission to inspire busy people to achieve life-long behaviour changes though motivational coaching and mutual goal setting. Andrea is regularly featured in local media in the Kitchener Waterloo and Hamilton regions and has acted as a National Media spokesperson for Dietitians of Canada.…

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Secrets of Success from Canada’s Media Dietitians – introducing Lindsey McGregor

  At this year’s annual Dietitians of Canada conference, I had the pleasure of meeting Lindsey McGregor who has been a Registered Dietitian in Alberta for the past 9 years. She currently works for Alberta Health Services and is passionate about the public making maximum use of the life changing advice that Dietitians provide. Lindsey just participated in her first TV interview and shares these wonderful tips with us! How did you get started in the media? I got started…

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Secret of Success from Canada’s Top Media Dietitians – Featuring Andrea Holwegner

Nutrition expert and registered dietitian Andrea Holwegner is the energetic founder, CEO (Chief Energy Officer) and president of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc.  Since 2000, she has counseled hundreds of individuals, including Olympic athletes, CEOs and families, on the benefits of healthy eating. Andrea spearheads a team of highly trained and experienced dietitians within her practice. She is also known as the chocoholic nutritionist, believing anyone can achieve health without guilt or complexity, and that the secret to success is…

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Secret of Success of success from Canada’s Top Media Dietitians – Featuring Hélène Charlebois

Featuring Ottawa, Ontario-based dietitian Hélène Charlebois, MSc, RD – media dietitian extraordinaire and owner of HC Nutrition. Hélène is a nutrition communications expert and has over 25 years of experience in helping people improve their health. She operates a local clinic in Ottawa, Canada, plus offers workshops, seminars, webinars and lunch and learns across Canada and abroad. Many food companies seek-out Hélène’s expertise as a spokesperson for: TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, web-letters and social media. She is a graduate of McGill University…

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Secret of Success of success from Canada’s Top Media Dietitians – Featuring Vesanto Melina

Featuring Vancouver, BC-based dietitian Vesanto Melina, MS, RD – media dietitian and well-known author. Vesanto Melina, MS, RD is lead author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ current Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets. She is an internationally known speaker and co-author of award winning books that are classics on plant-based nutrition, most with Brenda Davis, and now in 11 languages. Their most recent book is Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, written for dietitians, MDs, other health professionals, and nutrition enthusiasts,…

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Secret of Success of success from Canada’s Top Media Dietitians – Featuring Shannon Crocker

Featuring Hamilton, Ontario-based dietitian Shannon Crocker, MSc, RD – media dietitian superstar and owner of VIBRANT nutrition communications. Shannon is a nutrition communications pro and good food content creator. When she’s not writing about food and nutrition, she’s talking about it. A lot! Shannon appears regularly in radio and television media, facilitates wellness classes and is a professor at the Canadian Food & Wine Institute where she teaches nutrition to future chefs. Shannon shares her passion for simple, good foods that…

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Secrets of Success from Canada’s Top Media Dietitians – Zannat Reza

Featuring Toronto-based dietitian Zannat Reza – media dietitian superstar and owner of the health promotion social enterprise thrive360 In our Secrets of Success series, we are interviewing Canada’s top media dietitians to share their media experience, insights and nuggets of wisdom to help YOU be a media rockstar! We’re sure you will enjoy learning about more about Zannat’s extensive media experience and some of her top tips for media success! Zannat is a food and health storyteller who runs the health promotion…

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