past, and in future years. This year's Ryley-Jeffs award recipient, Vesanto Melina, has perhaps the most varied dietetics career we know of, and after 5 decades, she shows no signs of slowing down. She is an internationally recognized speaker; a consultant to individuals, government (B.C. Corrections), and industry; a popular media personality; co-author of award-winning nutrition books; and a writer of peer-reviewed journal articles. Her work has been and continues to be a source of fulfillment and tremendous personal and professional growth. She knows our profession to be one that promotes a full expression of human potential. Vesanto is a passionate supporter of Dietitians of Canada. She believes in people working in ways that are truly meaningful to them. Vesanto will share tips on maintaining your enthusiasm and balance despite challenges, both small and immense.
Vesanto Melina, RD, MSc, Consultant, author, vegan/vegetarian diet expert and professional speaker.