Media & Writing

UBC News: 12 tips for a healthy school year

CBC News: Canadian men gain twice as much weight as women in 1st year university, study says

UBC Today: The Voice of Health, Wellbeing and Good Food

CBC The Nature of Things: Food for Thought 

The Ubyssey: The Hunger Gap

The Ubyssey: UBC and AMS to launch initiative to steer community away from sugary beverages

UBCfyi: How to eat for academic success, from UBC’s dietitian

CBC: 4 tips for a healthy student diet, no instant noodles required

ReachOut: Faculty of Land and Food Systems Newsroom: Dietitians Day: Q&A with Melissa Baker

Healthy UBC Newsletter: Thriving Dietitians: Emma McCrudden & Melissa Baker

What RDs Do: Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD — Manager, Nutrition & Wellbeing UBC SHHS

Global BC News: How a Vancouver couple spends $230 a month on food

HuffPost Living Canada: Foods That Will Boost Your Immune System This Cold And Flu Season

HuffPost Living Canada: Half Your Plate Challenge: This Simple Rule Makes Healthy Eating Easy

HuffPost Living Canada: How To Recover From A Bad Night’s Sleep

HuffPost Living Canada: Healthy Fats – What You Need To Know About Dietary Fats

HuffPost Living Canada: Stay Hydrated This Summer With These Simple Tips

HuffPost Living Canada: Meal Replacement Drinks: What’s The Deal?

HuffPost Living Canada: Why Your Office Needs A Workplace Wellness Program

HuffPost Living Canada: Are Superfoods Really Good For You?

HuffPost Living Canada: How To Eat Healthy: Easy Tips And Challenges For Nutrition Month — March 2016

Featured Food Bloggers of Canada Member: upbeet dietitian 

HuffPost Living Canada: How To Save Money On Your Grocery Bill This Year — Feb 2016

CKNW News Talk 980 with Ian Power – New Years Nutrition Check Up — Jan 30, 2016

CBC News: Grocery price spike: 5 tips on getting more for your dollar — Jan 2016

Listen here for my interview about rising food costs and how to save (if the player below doesn’t work click here):

food cost interview

HuffPost Living Canada: What Exactly Are Pulses: What’s The Deal? — Jan 2016

HuffPost Living Canada: Healthifying Recipes: What’s The Deal? — Jan 2016

CKNW News Talk 980 with Sam Ferris: Climate Change Show — Vegetarian Diets (Dec 20, 2015)

HuffPost Living Canada: Food & Mood: What’s The Deal? — Dec 2015

HuffPost Living Canada: 7 Simple Tips For Navigating A Big Thanksgiving Dinner — Oct 2015

Chatelaine Magazine: Rethink Brunch, A healthy take on the week’s best meal that doesn’t sacrifice flavour — May 2015 issue

Chatelaine Magazine Brunch Article Melissa Baker

 Metro News: How Bulk Barn went from lame to hipster fame

Melissa at Bulk Barn

Toronto Star: Slick smarts: Breaking down cooking oils

HuffPost Living Canada: What Dietitians Would Eat at Red Lobster, Denny’s, Cactus Club, McDonald’s

HuffPost Living Canada: Monday Meal Ideas From The HuffPost Canada Living Contributors (also here)

Food in Canada Magazine: Delicate greens — July/August 2015 issue Keep Calm With These 10 Natural Herbs and Supplements (Slides 4,6 & 8)

Yahoo! Shine Canada: Gwyneth Paltrow lasted four days: Could you eat for $36 for a week?

Alive Magazine: Fabulous Flaxseed Oil —  June 2015 issue

Canadian Grocer Magazine: Onto grass-fed pastures — March/April 2015 issue 2015 Canadian of the Year winner

“More than 400 entries were received for the contest and many of them were of extremely high written quality, editors noted. In August, Raymonds will host the 2015 Canadian of the Year winner, Melissa Baker of Toronto. Baker, a nutritionist, won for her entry detailing her life as a food advocate and avid diner. She receives round-trip airfare for two, luxury hotel accommodations at the Sheraton Newfoundland, and dinner at the nation’s No. 1 restaurant.”

CKNW News Talk Radio: Melissa chats with host Sam Ferris about nutrition myths

CKNW’s Simi Sara Show: Talking fad diets — get my take on cleanses!

Imagining Canada’s Future Video

A joint partnership between Ryerson and York University graduate students that addresses the question, “What knowledge will Canada need to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?” The initiative was conducted in spring 2015 and funded by the Canadian Association.

HuffPost Living Canada: What to eat in February (slide 26)

The Right to Food Zine: Special edition, The Welfare Food Challenge 2013 (see pg 9)

Dietitians of Canada Practice Blog: The Welfare Food Challenge — Feb 2014

Good Life Vancouver: The Welfare Food Challenge 2013

I also used to be the editor of an amazing blog for Dietitians of Canada called Practice. It shares great experiences and stories written by dietitians from across the country! Check out what awesome things we’ve been up to here.

I am a part of the Huffpost Canada Living Contributor Network as well.

Check out my foodgawker page here.






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