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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 Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) 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.

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. Now I'm pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Human Nutrition to learn more about how we can use innovative ways (mobile health!) to communicate nutrition information and improve and sustain health behaviour changes.

With this platform, I hope to share my knowledge on nutrition, my path in dietetics, and my love for plant-based recipes. 

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

Stay tuned for more zesty things!

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To learn more about me, check out my blog post
"Welcome to The Zesty Blog: Five Facts about Me!"
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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

Toronto Metropolitan University

(formerly Ryerson University)

2018 - 2020

Master of Science

Applied Human Nutrition

University of Guelph

2020 - 2022

Doctor of Philosophy

Applied Human Nutrition

University of Guelph

2023 - Present


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


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)

Family Engagement in Research

McMaster University Continuing Education


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