Expertise and Specialties

At the Table Nutrition and its founder Colleen McGuire bring a vast amount of experience and expertise to the table.

In addition to extensive experience in personal nutrition counselling, both privately and in the hospital outpatient setting, hundreds of presentations and extensive nutrition analysis, At the Table has been involved in contracts with health authorities, government agencies, and community partners.

These contracts have included project management, strategic planning, curriculum development, menu development, nutrition analysis and redesign as well as extensive development of nutrition education materials and resources, event planning and organization, program planning and evaluation and community development.

At the Table and Colleen bring all of these experiences into play in the services that they offer. Some of the most interesting projects are outlined below.

Healthy Eating Strategies

Nutrition strategies for healthy living for Karen Refugees (living in Langley BC) and Afghan Refugees (living in Burnaby BC)

Nutrition strategy to model healthy foods served in temples and at home for the South Asian population

Community Engagement

Nutrition education in community centers and Thrifty Food Store shopping tours across BC, including the development of education resources for the seminars and shopping tours (In June of 2010, this program Nutrition for You received a regional award from Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education.)

Healthy eating guidelines for community centers, including menu planning, staff education and nutrition messaging

Guidelines for healthy foods for government meetings

Past Board Member, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House

Research and Writing

2011 Cost of Eating Report

Framework for Cooking Fun for Families program in BC

Writer’s Guide for Nutrition Education Resources (for HealthLink BC)

University of British Columbia Dietetics Program

Ongoing involvement in the Admissions component of the program

Guest speaker for Writer’s Workshop for students for many years

YMCA of Greater Vancouver Healthy Heart Program

Private consultations and seminars for clients

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