Friday, October 31, 2014

Introducing Jane Skapinker – Dining Service’s New Registered Dietitian

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Dining Services is proud to introduce Jane Skapinker, the newest member of our team. Jane is our Registered Dietitian and will be working closely with Dining Services and Carleton University to step up our programming related to health, and nutrition. Jane has already made an impact on campus and will be focusing on new projects such as:

Ask a Dietitian

A new program to be launched in the next month. It will allow students the ability to ask anonymous questions about health, and nutrition. These questions will be answered on case by case basis by Jane!

Dietary Labeling Program

A new program that we are currently working on this year. The goal is to have general food allergies and category descriptions which will be labeled in our Food Courts, and at the Fresh Food Company. Categories will include: Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, No Gluten Ingredients.

Stay tuned for more announcements about the great programs Jane will be working on!

A little bit about me!Photo of Jane Skapinker

My name is Jane Skapinker, and I am the first registered dietitian at Carleton University Dining Services. I started here as a Dietetic Intern with Dining Services, and made immediate impacts
through nutrition blogs, and our dietary restrictions program

I studied at Western University and graduated in June 2012 with a Bachelors of Science with an Honors Specialization in Foods and Nutrition.

Why nutrition? For me, it was a perfect cocktail of all of the things I love. It incorporates nutrition science, keeping up with new health trends, helping people and educating people about their health, and most importantly eating great food J

Since I have a travel bug that I can’t seem to shake, I love travelling and learning about different cultures, their cuisines, and their traditions. When I learned that Carleton has 12% of its student population made up of international students, I knew it was the place for me.

What is My Dream job? Taking the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives international!

Back to the real world though, I’ve spent the last year completing rotations in different areas of dietetics to learn about all the facets of the profession. I spent 12 weeks in clinical nutrition with rotations in surgery, stroke, and cardiology. Furthermore, I spent the rest of the year gaining experience in the public health, long-term care, and food service management.  The last internship rotation was with Dining Services at Carleton University. Here I learned about how important great nutrition is in a student’s diet, and the hard work that goes into every meal at Carleton. .

Now I am here to stay! I hope to meet as many of you as possible, and work towards making this beautiful campus even more delicious and nutritious.

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