The NCVA was absolutely delighted a few months ago when, out of the blue, one of North America’s leading vegan dietitians contacted us to offer to speak for the NCVA in Ottawa.
Vesanto Melina, R.D., is the award-winning co-author of best-selling books Becoming Raw, Becoming Vegan, The New Becoming Vegetarian, Raising Vegetarian Children, The Raw Food Revolution Diet, The Food Allergy Survival Guide, and the new Cooking Vegetarian. She co-authored many of these with the equally magnificent Brenda Davis R.D., who was a speaker at Veg Fest 2009. Ms. Davis had suggested she get in touch with us, since Ms. Melina is visiting Ottawa for a conference.
We are so fortunate to have access to such top-tier expertise, right here at home. On Oct. 15 Ms. Melina will present a comprehensive overview on how to keep yourself in superb health on a plant-based diet. Those who attend will be treated to an update on protein power from plant foods, bone building without a drop of dairy, getting reliable sources of vitamin B12, including the good fats in your menus, and keeping your blood sugar level between meals without resorting to vegan junk food. They will also be treated to some semi-healthy vegan treats, in honour of Ms. Melina.
Ms. Melina has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and at Seattle’s Bastyr University. She co-authored the joint position paper on vegetarian diets of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada. Her website is www.nutrispeak.com.
Here are the details:
Veg Nutrition for Superb Health
by Vesanto Melina
Ottawa Public Library, main branch
(Metcalfe Street, downtown Ottawa)
7:00 p.m. – Come early to ensure you get a seat!