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FoodGrads Podcast


Aug 30, 2023

In today’s episode we are learning about what a dietician is, the different areas that they can work in, the difficulties of finding a role in your field after graduation and food philosophies.

Our guest today is Jasmine Kwok, RD. Jasmine is a registered dietitian who is enthusiastic about regulatory affairs and nutrition promotion in retail grocery. She has completed her mandatory Dietetic Internship at hospitals, and Long Term Care Centres. Since then, she has worked at sports medicine rehabilitation clinics, long term care centres, home care are retail. She is passionate about about educating consumers on how to buy nutritious foods and ensuring food products are safe and accurate.

This podcast is supported by CareersNow! CareersNow! is Food and Beverage Ontario’s multi-year workforce development initiative that is connecting students and job seekers with employers in Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry for exciting career opportunities. Check out CareersNow.ca for more information on exciting jobs, career information, industry mentors and training opportunities for professional development.

TIMESTAMPS

[1:59] Jasmine and Veronica talking about the wildfires in Canada 

[2:45] Jasmine’s self introduction and talk about her role as a registered dietitian

[3:34] Why Jasmine decided to switch from Ryerson’s Food Studies program to McGill

[5:07] The different internships that Jasmine did during school and what it was like to be an in-store dietician 

[8:47] The different kinds of dieticians 

[10:56] How dieticians take into consideration family members when making meal plans 

[12:24] How dieticians learn about different diet types 

[16:15] Why Jasmine wanted to become a dietician 

[17:18] Food philosophies that Jasmine has 

[20:34] Skills and talents that Jasmine believes are essential for a dietitian 

[22:39] How Jasmine ended up selling insurance after she graduated

[27:16] Suggestions on how students can learn to market themselves or obtain business skills before they graduate 

[28:06] Trade groups and associations relevant to the space of dieticians 

[35:26] Something that has surprised Jasmine about being a dietician 

[39:00] Misinformation that Jasmine wants to dispel 

[44:09] Skills or topics that Jasmine is currently looking to learn/improve 

[44:55] What is regulatory affairs 

[49:19] What Jasmine loves about her job as a dietician 

[50:09] Advice that Jasmine would give to students looking to become a dietician 

[50:39] Where people can find Jasmine


FIND JASMINE ONLINE:

Jasmine Kwok, RD
SHOWNOTES
Website: https://foodgrads.com/foodgrads-podcast-episode-75/