A warm welcome to four new PHEcs this summer! Congratulations on joining the OHEA community. We look forward to seeing where the diverse profession of Home Economics will take you!
Hello! My name is Maddie Stolee. I graduatued in 2016 from Brescia University College with a degree in Human Ecology. Next, with a vision to build a career around “all things food”, I completed my Chef Training certificate at The Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College. During my schooling, I worked summers and part time through the year at McCormick Canada (makers of Club House Spices and Seasonings). I first worked as a Product Development Technician, batching and testing new products, then later as an Assistant Culinary Technologist, assisting in the development and testing of recipes for new and existing products and to support McCormick’s website content, which is my current role. Over the years, I have certainly developed a real passion for food and a love for exploring new flavours and new ingredients. I’m looking forward to being a part of OHEA, as well as a lifetime immersed in the delicious world of food.
Meg Roberts is proud to become a Professional Home Economist and a member of the Ontario Home Economics Association. From 2013 - 2015 Meg acted as Ryerson University’s student liaison with the Toronto Home Economics Association. She is a graduate of the Dietitians of Canada accredited Nutrition and Food, Bachelor of Applied Science program at Ryerson. Meg has also earned a certificate in Aging and Gerontology from the Chang School at Ryerson. She is a mother to her busy toddler, Elliott and at the same time is growing her private practice nutrition counselling business, Truthful Foods: Life Course Nutrition Counselling (www.truthfulfoods.ca). Her primary goal as a qualified Nutrition & Aging Specialist is to enable her clients to build a healthy relationship with food in order to promote longevity, health, happiness and to prevent disease across the lifespan. Meg also works at Ronald McDonald House Canada in Toronto as a food demonstrator and helps families staying at the home learn new food skills. Her long-term goal is to return to school to become a Registered Psychotherapist who specializes in food counselling.
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Ninorta Moshy is a recent graduate from Ryerson University where she received her Bachelor of Applied Science Nutrition and Food Degree. She has experience working with seniors, nursing staff, parents, and teachers to improve senior adults and children’s nutritional needs. Throughout her studies she has worked as a dietary aide. Currently, this summer she is a facilitator at The Rexdale Community Health Centre, running Water Workshops as part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Rexdale - educating parents and teachers about the benefits of drinking water, and how to encourage children to drink more water in their daily lives.
Benish Syed has been an OHEA member for about a year now. She graduated from the Nutrition and Food program at Ryerson University this past June (2017). Currently, she is working at Toronto Public Health as a Youth Peer Leader in order to create more awareness with regards to mental health and related services targeted to post secondary students. Her interests lie in the areas of public health, health promotion, nutrition communication and social media marketing. She is excited to join the PHEc community and looks forward to meeting and learning from other members!