Karyn Sunohara is a Registered Dietitian, Chef and Owner of For the LOVE of FOOD. She is passionate about food and travel and aims to help her clients learn practical ways that they can approach nutrition. You can find more about Karyn and the specific areas she specializes in, here Meet the team .
Karyn: “I have always wanted to work in the medical field but I am surprisingly squeamish when it comes to blood, vomit, broken bones and bodily fluids. As a dietitian, I am able to combine my two loves, which are nutrition and food, into one amazing career!”
Gillian: “Throughout my childhood and high school years I was always active and involved in sports, however I was unsure what I wanted to choose as a career. One year, I took a home economics course and became fascinated with nutrition and dietetics which led me to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in that field. Once I began taking classes such as community nutrition, I developed an interest in advocating for people who face food insecurity. I wanted to become a dietitian to be able to use my skills and knowledge to help those who may not have the adequate resources to handle this part of their health on their own.”
Hannah: “I grew up as a competitive dancer which is where my passion for health and food stems from. I have always enjoyed science and I love to learn new things! I found my happy medium in dietetics as I am constantly learning and get to use my knowledge to empower others to make food choices that support them mentally, physically and emotionally.”
What do you love about being a dietitian?
Hannah: “As a dietetic intern, I’m still finding my place in the word of dietetics. However, I love the fact that there are so many directions I can take my career. My favourite part of this job is getting to help others and connect with them through food.”
Karyn: “It’s important to me bring the love of food back into my patient’s homes. Often, the first time I meet with new patients they will label food as either good or bad. I don’t believe that any food is bad, unless its mouldy or makes you sick. I take an all foods fit approach; meaning that any food can be included in a healthy lifestyle. I love seeing patients rediscover their love of food.”
Gillian: ” As a future dietitian, I am excited to work in a team environment where I can collaborate and be involved in a multidisciplinary approach to patient/health care. I look forward to have the opportunity to provide others with the proper information and resources to make lasting impressions on their day to day lives.”