August 30, 2016

Meet the Speakers

Meet our esteemed speakers, who will be joining our stage in Vancouver! Please note that speakers and presentations are subject to change, so check back frequently!

The Gluten Free Expo would not be possible without the kind support of our sponsors. A special thank you goes to these kind community supporters:


Rika Mansingh

Rika is a Registered Dietitian with over 16 years of experience in the dietetic profession. She is currently working as a Clinical Dietitian in Long Term Care and as a Consultant Dietitian in Abbotsford, BC.

She has always had an interest in nutrition and the effects of nutritional practices on health and well-being, and is committed to supporting, educating and motivating people to achieve their nutrition goals for improved overall health.

Rika has worked with a variety of clients over the years, providing dietary intervention for many health conditions, and offering individual/group nutrition counselling sessions to clients with food related illness, and those interested in health promotion and disease prevention.

Rika has written articles for newspapers in Canada, and has written newsletters, articles for magazines and newspapers, and has been broadcast on radio shows and satellite TV in South Africa.

She is currently writing a book about the links between food and the mind.

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Jess Pirnak

Jess is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Wellness Coach based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She graduated from UBC’s Food Nutrition and Health program, and completed her dietetic internship with Provincial Health Services Authority after finishing a Psychology degree from SFU.

Jess is passionate about education, prevention and creating a healthy community. She is an advocate for the power of food and its connection to health. With an extensive background in retail dietetics Jess understands the natural food sector and the importance of a sustainable food system. She is also the in-house dietitian advisor for the Canadian Celiac Association – Vancouver Chapter. Her focus is in plant-based eating, celiac disease and gut health.

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Shallah Panjwani

Shallah received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia and has completed a dietetic internship. In addition, she has her certification in the prevention and recovery of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating.

Shallah is a registered dietitian and a member of the College of Dietitians of BC as well as Dietitians of Canada. She has over 25 years of experience working in Nutrition and Dietetics and has received training in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She has been voted top 15 dietitians in Vancouver by Crowd Wellness.

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Dr. David Wang, ND

Dr. David has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine for the past 25 years. He is a past president of the BC Naturopathic Association, and the founder of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster BC, where he continues to lecture.

Dr. David has dedicated his life to educating his patients and the public about the power of food as medicine. He regularly tours across Canada teaching people about his successful Naturopathic approach to stress management.

 

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Anne-Marie Stelluti

Anne-Marie Stelluti is a registered dietitian with a passion for gut health. She loves to help people feel their best naturally through food and lifestyle. As the business owner of Modern Gut Health, she provides expert counseling for people with gut disorders, including IBS and FODMAPs.

She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional sciences and is a member of the College of Dietitians of BC and Dietitians of Canada. She has given talks for the GI Society in Vancouver, the Gluten Free Expo, and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada.

For free daily tips on digestive health and nutrition, follow her Facebook page: Modern Gut Health

Visit Anne-Marie’s Website / Facebook


Cristel Moubarak

Cristel is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of BC, and the founder of nutriFoodie – an organization focused on nutrition education through food-literacy and multi-cultural cooking skills.

Cristel is passionate about helping people to cultivate a positive and peaceful relationship with their bodies and food through nutritious and delicious meals to enjoy and be nourished by.

Her focus is on preventative and medical nutrition therapy, and she offers practical advice and personalized support to her clients, through one-on-one nutrition coaching, grocery tours, in-home cooking demos and other private and unique cooking workshops.

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Alice Wyche

Alice is a Registered Dietitian, and a UBC graduate.

She has a private practice, which specializes in intuitive eating and non-diet approaches to nutrition.

She loves cooking and eating delicious food and is passionate about helping others to do the same.

She enjoys developing recipes and sharing them on her website and Facebook page.

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