Hey there! 

Welcome to my site.

For those who don't know me, my name is Alyssa Ramuscak but you can call me Aly for short. I am a Registered Dietitian in Ontario, Canada.

 

In December 2019, I completed a Master of Health Science in Nutrition Communication at Ryerson University...so I guess you could say I know a thing or two about nutrition! Through this program I was able to further develop my oral and written nutrition and health communication skills, and apply them through several placements like at Nutrition Connections, LMC Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic, and with William Osler's Health System.

I love learning and have a passion for all things food and nutrition. This passion for learning led me to pursue a Master of Science in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, where I completed a thesis on comparing the perceptions and opinions of the 2007 and 2019 Canada's Food Guides among parents with young children. 

With this platform, I hope to share my knowledge on nutrition, my path in dietetics, and the occasional recipe. 

Thanks for joining me on my journey as a new dietitian.

Stay tuned for more zesty things!

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Education 

Bachelor of Science

(Food & Nutrition)

Honors Specialization in Nutrition & Dietetics

University of Western Ontario

(Brescia University College)

2014 - 2018

Master of Health Science

Nutrition Communications

Ryerson University

2018 - 2020

Master of Science

Applied Human Nutrition

University of Guelph

2020 - 2022

Qualifications

Registered Dietitian

College of Ontario

Population and Public Health Needs Assessment Course

Dietitians of Canada (2018)

Swallow Screens & Assessments Course 

Dietitians of Canada (2020)

Member of Dietitians of Canada

2015 - Present

Motivational Interviewing for Behaviour Change

2019

Renal Nutrition Course 

Dietitians of Canada (2020)

Member of Canadian Nutrition Society

2019 - Present

Pediatric Nutrition Course

Dietitians of Canada (2019)

Food as Medicine: Fertility & Pregnancy 

Monash University - Short Course (2020)

Member of the Public Health Youth Association

2020 - 2021

WHO Growth Chart Training Program 

Dietitians of Canada (2019)

Advanced Obesity Management Program 

Obesity Canada (2020)

Freelance Writing in Science, Medicine & Public Health

University of Toronto - Continued Education (2019)

Critical Care Course 

Dietitians of Canada (2020)

SEO Made Simple

The Unconventional RD (2020)

The Low FODMAP Diet for IBS Online Training

Monash University (2022)

Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization

University of Guelph (2021 - 2022)

Aly is a proud member of Dietitians of Canada's Member Blogs, a program that recognizes evidence-based and scientifically sound blogs with a focus on food, nutrition, and health.