Hi, my name is Jessica and I am excited for the opportunity to represent OHEA as VP Social Media because it gives the chance to meet new people and learn new skills.
Here is a bit of background about me: I graduated from Brescia University College in 2018 with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I am currently completing my dietetic internship through the Northern Ontario Internship Program. My goal is to become a registered dietitian working in pediatrics.
I am excited to be a part of this organization as I believe the skills represented in this profession are essential and I hope I can make a meaningful contribution!
By: Gurneet K. Dhami, MSc Student, Mount Saint Vincent University
Teachings of the land and people have sustained our society to survive and thrive for many years. It is when we lose the connection with the land and people that issues arise in society, such as climate change, food insecurity, and compromised health status just to name a few.
By: Lela Hopper, OHEA Student Member
Individuals need the best of both worlds when purchasing local foods, here's why.
During a previous summer, my family signed up for a community supported agriculture (CSA) box. The summer consisted of picking up a small box of food once a week at a local meeting spot. The contents of the box came from a 100 km radius from our house.
We didn’t know what we were getting each week, and it was interesting to talk to the farmer and learn how to cook and store these new foods. The box contained seasonal vegetables, fresh herbs that we could plant, and a variety of canned products like pickles and beets.
By: Laura Thibodeau, OHEA Student member
There are countless benefits to seeking out mentoring relationships while studying. Not only does entering into a mentoring relationship allow opportunity for networking, finding mentors allows you to explore different areas of your field. Connecting to dietitians in different geographic regions could allow you to get a new perspective from a community that differs from yours, or learn how professionals in a similar situation address shared obstacles. Seeking out mentoring relationships is also an exercise in professional communication and can allow you to apply theoretical knowledge and concepts from school in real life situations.
By: Bryn Brouwers, OHEA Student Member
Critical conversations are needed around agriculture and food systems
By: OHEA Student Member Shelby Weaver
The ebb and flow (but mainly ebb) of willingness to sacrifice and unmitigated communion in romantic relationships
By: Rebecca Horne, P.H.Ec., MSc
On March 23, 2019 I had the pleasure of attending my first Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) conference at Brescia University College. I was excited to have the opportunity to meet current and future Professional Home Economists (P.H.Ec.) and explore the possibilities of this field.
The theme for this year’s conference was “40 Years of OHEA: Past, Present & Future”. The theme was well represented as many speakers talked about how OHEA has evolved over time. I was motivated to see how I can help OHEA develop over the next 40 years.
Cathy Enright and Mary Carver share 10 things they learned at the 2019 Ontario Home Economics Association Conference. If you have something you would like to share we would love to hear what you learned, please leave us a comment below!
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.