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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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Secrets of Success from Canada’s Top Media Dietitians – Patricia Chuey

Featuring west coast dietitian Patricia Chuey – media dietitian superstar and recipient of the Dietitians of Canada 2017 Ryley Jeffs Memorial Lecture Award.  In our new 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 Patricia’s extensive media experience and some of her top tips for media success! Active in the media since her…

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Secrets of Success from Canada’s Top Media Dietitians – Laurie Barker Jackman

Featuring media savvy east coast dietitian Laurie Barker Jackman, RD In our new Secrets of Success series, we will be 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 Laurie and some of her top tips for media success! Laurie is an RD based out of Halifax, Canada. She is passionate about helping people understand the science of food and…

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Interview Rewind – Skipping Sugary Summer Drinks – Jennifer House, RD

Interview: Skipping Sugary Summer Drinks Media outlet: Global News Morning, Calgary, Alberta Expert guest: Jennifer House, RD; First Step Nutrition, acting as Dietitians of Canada Representative for Interview; @firststepnut Air date: July 28, 2017 Reviewers:  Interview review by Gina Sunderland and Sue Mah, Co-Founders, Media Training Boot Camp Interview Rewind:  We are always happy to review media interviews upon request. We were thrilled when Jennifer House, owner of First Step Nutrition, contacted us to provide feedback on her excellent, recent Global TV interview on…

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Top Five Food Styling Tips for TV Interviews

Food styling and food demos are fun to create, but admittedly they do take time and prep. Here are our top 5 food styling tips to help you make your next TV interview a success! Always do a dry run of your food demo at home. Practice creating it ahead of time and ensure you have all the ingredients and supplies ready for the interview. Try ‘talking your way’ through your recipe demo to gauge how long it takes to…

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Media Interview Fumbles & Fixes #4

No matter how much we prepare and practice, things don’t go exactly as planned when it comes to media interviews! As life-long learners and media trainers, we’re always looking for ways to improve, learn and share our secrets of success with you! In the next few newsletters, we’ll share some our TV interview fumbles – and how to fix them Media Interview Fumble #4: Communication break-down  In this interview, renown chef Jamie Oliver visited Canada to advocate for kids cooking…

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Media Interview Fumbles & Fixes #3

No matter how much we prepare and practice, things don’t go exactly as planned when it comes to media interviews! As life-long learners and media trainers, we’re always looking for ways to improve, learn and share our secrets of success with you! In the next few newsletters, we’ll share some our TV interview fumbles – and how to fix them! Media Interview Fumble #3: Picking a sensitive recipe Gina’s story: I usually pre-tape 3-4 television segments at a time– all…

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Media Interview Fumbles & Fixes #2

No matter how much we prepare and practice, things don’t go exactly as planned when it comes to media interviews! As life-long learners and media trainers, we’re always looking for ways to improve, learn and share our secrets of success with you! In the next few newsletters, we’ll share some our TV interview fumbles – and how to fix them! Media Interview Fumble #2: Relying on the producer to supply your food props Sue’s story: The night producer for CBC Morning…

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