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Our Guest Speakers
We have an amazing line up of guest speakers to share their expertise, tips and tricks to living your gluten free life. Be sure to come check out their presentation at our event.
|Mariana Reis, CAIN-RHNP™
Mariana Reis is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. She specializes in women’s health, fertility, and prenatal and post-natal care. She also follows a vegan and gluten-free approach to her recommendations. Mariana offers 1:1 coaching, meal-prepping and workshops.
With her practice, she hopes to help people to live better lives, prevent the onset of most common diseases and improve the lives of people going through different life challenges.
You can learn more about Mariana’s work at instagram.com/nutsandotherstuff and https://marianareis.net
Robyn is a baker based in Orangeville, Ontario. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, she comes from several generations of award-winning bakers. In 2016, she was devastated to receive a celiac disease diagnosis, making it impossible to enjoy all of her family’s prized recipes. She set out on a mission to recreate all of those recipes gluten-free without compromising on taste or quality. In 2020, she launched Robyn’s Gluten-free Baking Courses, offering online courses to teach people how to bake gluten-free.
Robyn has partnered with the Canadian Celiac Association and the Celiac Disease Foundation, and has been featured on A Canadian Celiac Podcast and Pioneering Today.
She also has a YouTube channel, Robyn’s Gluten-free Living, that offers fun, informational, and relatable videos about celiac disease and living gluten-free.
|Dani Renouf, RD, MSc, CDE
Dani is a registered dietitian with over 20 years experience working with clients who have digestive health issues and allergies. Due to celiac disease in her own family, Dani has personal experience cooking and preparing meals for those living with celiac disease. Developing gluten free recipes and setting up a home for success is something that Dani is passionate about, and hopes to share strategies with families for a healthy and happy gluten free lifestyle. Dani also works as a dietitian in kidney disease, diabetes management, and believes in bringing a culturally diverse lens to her practice.
|Amy Chow, BSc, RD
Amy works with families on introducing solids, managing picky eating, gaining clarity around food allergies and/or intolerance, resolving digestive symptoms, as well as supporting eating disorder recovery. She has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian in BC for over 10 years since completing her training at McGill University. Amy was a pediatric and allergy dietitian at HealthLink BC (8-1-1) in the specialized nutrition service and a clinical dietitian at BC Children’s Hospital. She is a SOS trained feeding therapist. Most importantly, she is a mom of a 7 year old who is constantly testing boundaries and has helped her gain a lot of real life perspectives! Amy is passionate about inspiring families to feel confident about nutrition and bringing joy back into eating. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and most of her free time in the kitchen trying out a new recipe with her little one!
Paul Pryce is the Director of Policy at the BC Agriculture Council. He has extensive experience in promoting agri-food exports throughout the Asia-Pacific region, having served as a Counsellor at the Embassy of Canada to Japan and as Principal Advisor at the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary. He has also written extensively on Western Canadian agriculture, including for the Canada West Foundation, Modern Agriculture magazine, and The Western Producer. Paul has delivered talks at the Conference Board’s Canada Food & Drink Summit, the Pulse and Special Crops Convention, and the annual conference of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association.
Vanessa is a Kinesiologist by trade, Certified Integrated Health Practitioner, wife and mom of 2 on a mission to help high-performing women – like herself – heal themselves, reclaim their energy and thrive.
Over the last decade, she healed herself from an array of health conditions such as burnout, mold and heavy metal toxicity, thyroid dysfunction and gut imbalances. She now has more vitality than ever before and truly believes that you can feel better as you age. She lives in nature on an acreage in Quebec with her family and helps women virtually from all over the world.
She adopted a gluten-free lifestyle over a decade ago after realizing that it was creating unnecessary inflammation in her body and has never looked back since.
|Nicole Byrom, RD
Nicole Byrom is the Registered Dietitian and Health Promotions Manager with the CCA. Nicole resides in North Vancouver, BC and lives with her very energetic family including three children, two cats and a dog. Nicole’s journey with celiac disease began with her mother’s diagnosis, shortly followed by both her daughter and husband’s diagnosis. Nicole has worked as a RD for 18 years in a variety of clinical settings, including both in-patient and out-patient work. Since joining the CCA Nicole has been working hard to help develop resources, create content and collaborate with other organizations to increase awareness and diagnosis of celiac disease. Nicole has a client focus and wants to ensure that all people reaching out to the CCA feel supported and empowered.
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