Blog Contributors

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Danielle Van Schaick BASc, RD, CPT
Registered Dietitian, Lead Dietitian
Professional Speaker

Danielle is a private practice dietitian with a strong background in health, nutrition and fitness. She holds an Applied Human Nutrition Degree from the University of Guelph and successfully completed a Dietetic Internship with Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).

Registered as a Dietitian (RD), Danielle has studied the human body and is considered one of Canada’s leading experts in food and nutrition. She offers one-on-one nutrition counseling to individuals, families, and groups.

Danielle is a Certified Fitness Trainer through the internationally recognized American Council on Exercise (ACE), and an active member of Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.

Danielle lectures on various nutrition topics and makes regular media appearances, both local and internationally. She has most recently been invited to speak at University of Victoria, Healthy Schools Conference, Government Ministries, Local Community Centres, as well as many private engagements.

Media interviews include a regular show on CBC Radio, and appearances on CFAX Radio, A-Channel Television, Chatelaine Magazine, Canadian Living Magazine, MSN Canada, News Group, The University of Victoria Martlet and The Times Colonist Newspaper.

Anneke Vink, B.Sc, RD
Registered Dietitian, Professional Speaker

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Anneke attended Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and after graduation, moved to Victoria to pursue her career in dietetics.

Anneke believes strongly in the power of education and interactive learning, and is a dynamic nutrition eduator. She has assisted many clients with diverse conditions and concerns such as IBS, Diabetes, weight loss, sports nutrition, and many others.

Anneke lectures on various nutrition topics and makes regular media appearances, both local and internationally. She has most recently been invited to speak at The University of Victoria, Rehabilitation Professionals Network, Canadian Forces Food Service Conference, Royal Roads University, Government of British Columbia, as well as many private engagements.

Media interviews include a weekly column on CBC Radio, and appearances on Shaw TV and CFAX Radio, in Chatelaine Magazine, Canadian Living Magazine, and Readers Digest Best Health Magazine.

Anneke is a member of the BC Gerontological Nutrition Society, Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, and is certified in HACCP Food Safety Procedures.

Mike Mahony

Michael Mahony is a fitness guru wannabe, computer specialist, huge hockey fan, loving husband, proud father and motivated speaker. He encourages everyone to work hard and work with intensity.

His philosphy is that you never work hard enough because you can always work harder than you just did. Michael’s other sites include http://thefatburningmachineblog.com (where he chronicles his own training adventures) and http://fitnessexpose.com (where he exposes fitness misinformation overload).

You can connect with Michael on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/michaelmahony and on Twitter @MikeMahony.

Melonie Dodaro

Melonie Dodaro is the author of The MindBody FX Lifestyle: Mastering the Mind-Body Connection for Permanent Weight Loss. She is also the founder and CEO of MindBody FX Weight Management Company, the leader in weight loss specializing in changing the way people think so they can achieve permanent weight loss. She helps people harness the power of their mind to experience the weight loss results they desire. Melonie is certified as a hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy and Neuro-Lingistic Programming (NLP) master practitioner. She also has certifications as a motivational coach, life coach and weight loss master coach. To learn more visit her Web site at http://www.MindBodyFX.com or her blog at http://blog.MindBodyFX.com. Melonie also hosts a free monthly weight loss teleseminar, to learn more go to http://GlobalWeightLossDay.com.

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