Co-Chair – Cindy Hartman, P.H.Ec.
Cindy graduated from Brescia University College as a mature student in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. She is employed as Healthcare Account Manager for Summit Food Service at their Head Office in London and oversees all Ontario Healthcare chain business for the company including hospitals, nursing and retirement homes. Working in food distribution has given Cindy the opportunity to work very closely with food manufacturers and suppliers and with several organizations (DOC, OSNM, CSNM, OLTCA, ORCA, and OANHSS) at industry events. Cindy joined both OHEA & LHEA in 2010 and became LHEA Co-Program Chair in 2012, planning events for the London Chapter members, including a tour of Summit Food Service for the members and Brescia students. She organized a tour of London’s Growing Food Industries for the IFHE Conference in July 2014 and enjoyed meeting the delegates. Cindy lives in London, enjoys cooking and taking cooking classes as well as decorating and sewing for her home. Cindy Hartman served as President and President-Elect for the last 4 years.
Thank you to the conference planning committee and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped to organize OHEA's 39th annual conference and thank you to all of our sponsors! We also would like to thank everyone who came out to the conference and showed their #PHEcPride. We truly appreciate it, and could not have had such a great event without your support!
A copy of OHEA's cookbook 'Homegrown' sold for $200 on March 15th at a live charity auction held at the 91st annual Ottawa Valley Farm Show.
The sale raised $15,000 for CHEO's Neonatal Unit in one short hour.
Mary Carver, P.H.Ec. of the OHEA Board presents the buyer Mark Groen of Monsanto Canada with his copy of the book which celebrates foods that we grow, raise or produce in Canada.
Bravo to the Ottawa Valley Farm Show, all auction donors and buyers. Bravo to homegrown Canadian food and the farmers that produce it.
By: Rebecca Horne, MSc., P.H.Ec.
“A marriage does not exist merely because a ceremony has been performed, nor does a family arise merely through the birth of a child—there is work that goes into the achievement and maintenance of both.” – Rebecca Erickson (1)
OHEA Welcomes Two New PHEcs!
OHEA is pleased to welcome two new PHEcs to OHEA! Daniela Jeffcutt & Emily Dobrich. Read more about them below!
Daniela Jeffcutt earned her nutrition degree from Ryerson University, and also holds a degree in Honours Human Biology - Specialization in Nutritional Science, from the University of Guelph. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Sport Nutrition Advisor, and Registered Natural Product Advisor. Daniela is also a member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM), which helps her keep up to date on nutrition and food service trends. Currently she is completing a dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).
Daniela also has her own nutrition practice where she conducts one-on-one and group sessions, corporate lunch-and-learns, recipe development and menu planning. She has worked for many companies such as Alternatives Market, GNC, Alive magazine, Aramark, Compass, Rexall, Advantage Sales & Marketing/Crossmark, and Abbott. As the editor and contributing author of a nutrition eNewsletter, Daniela wrote many articles that were emailed to recipients across Canada. She was also a Test Cook for shopper events delivered across Canada at Walmart stores. Cooking and creating nutritious recipes in the kitchen is one of Daniela’s passions. Being a busy mom herself, she often focuses on coming up with strategies to make quick, easy meal and snack solutions.
Emily Dobrich is a certified fitness professional dedicated to empowering others to become the best version of themselves by improving their health and fitness so as to realize their true potential. Emily holds a concurrent degree of an Honors Specialization BSc Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a BA in Kinesiology, in addition to certifications from canfitpro as well as the American Council on Exercise. Emily has a love for learning, traveling, teaching and training. She is always eager for opportunities to share her passion for fitness and nutrition with the world.
By: Katherine Snook, B.Sc, CPT, B.A., of Custom Nutrition Guelph
Food guilt is something a lot of people struggle with daily and it’s no wonder since the messages around us are constantly telling us to eat less red meat, that eggs are high in cholesterol, that all carbs are bad, that you must eat non-GMO and 100% organic, that saturated fat is bad and too much fruit is bad - it’s no wonder the population is confused and feeling guilty! Not only that, but many of us are trying to lose a few extra pounds, so even if healthy food is being consumed, there is still a lot of guilt experienced around the amount of calories one has probably eaten.
What if I were to tell you there is a way to eat without any remorse and all the mental space that was once occupied with guilt could be freed up for more productive thoughts? Well there is and it’s all about focusing on nutrient dense whole foods, which by the way, can be delicious and totally satisfying. There is an awful stigma that says healthy food is bland and undesirable, but that just isn’t true if you are eating a balanced diet.
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.