Awards & Reviews
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Ryley Jeffs Memorial Lecture Award 2016
The Board of Directors was honoured to announce Vesanto Melina, MS, RD as the 2016 Ryley-Jeffs Memorial Lecture Award recipient.
Vesanto has an extensive and varied dietetics career that spans 5 decades–and she shows no signs of slowing down. She is an internationally recognized speaker; a consultant to individuals, government (B.C. Corrections), and industry; a popular media personality; co-author of award-winning nutrition books; and a writer of peer-reviewed journal articles.
Her work has been and continues to be a source of fulfillment and tremendous personal and professional growth. She knows our profession to be one that promotes a full expression of human potential. Vesanto is a passionate supporter of Dietitians of Canada. She believes in people working in ways that are truly meaningful to them.
A version of Vesanto’s lecture is available in the Fall issue of the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.
Vesanto Melina MS Registered Dietitian, has co-authored 13 best selling books – They can be found on Amazon and a variety of other locations such as Barnes and Noble. Various of her books have been translated into 9 languages. They have now sold nearly 1,000,000 copies.
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The Kick Diabetes CookBook
Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition rated #1 among top 11 plant-based books, winner of the REAL Top 10 Book Award, with star rating by the American Library Association as “the go-to book” on vegan nutrition, and fully referenced for health professionals and nutrition enthusiasts (with Brenda Davis)
Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (the condensed version), winner of the Canada Book Award and Foreword Book of the Year top 10, and given star rating by the American Library Association as “the go-to book” on vegan nutrition (with Brenda Davis),
Cooking Vegan (Cooking Vegetarian in Canada), with Joseph Forest
Becoming Raw with Brenda Davis and Raw Food Revolution Diet, with Brenda Davis, and also Cherie Soria