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Promoting Healthy and Sustainable Diets to Our Audiences

Date: November 14th, 2019

In our final presentation of the day, Leslie Beck discussed how to bring sustainable eating to a wider audience. After recapping what a sustainable diet looks like, she discussed what the average consumer knows (and doesn’t know) about sustainable eating and what their biggest challenges are. She closed by offering some tips and tools to help health professionals and others communicate effectively around this topic.

About the Presenter:

Leslie Beck’s professional background, credentials and years of experience put her at the top of her field. Whether working one-on-one with clients in her private practice, writing consumer books or consulting with the media, Leslie translates the latest – and often complicated – nutrition and health information into diet advice that make it easy for people to understand and follow for a healthier lifestyle.

As one of Canada’s leading nutritionists, Leslie has operated a successful private practice in Toronto since 1989. Working as a Registered Dietitian (RD) she has helped thousands of individuals achieve their nutrition and diet goals. At Medcan, Leslie offers her clients dietary advice and recommendations based on science. Leslie is recognized by the media as an authority on nutrition and food issues and is an experienced communicator in television, radio and print media. She writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper and is a regular contributor to CTV news and CJAD radio.

Leslie is the best-selling author of 12 books covering a variety of topics including plant-based eating, eating for longevity, hearty healthy foods, and healthy eating for preteens and teens, pregnancy, and menopause. Leslie obtained her Bachelor of Science (Dietetics) from the University of British Columbia and completed a dietetic internship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She studied a Masters in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Leslie is a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada and sits on the Board of Directors of Dietitians of Canada.


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