Spotlight on: Stephanie Gagnon, RD

 

Stephanie is an in-store Dietitian with Atlantic Superstore servicing the Yarmouth and Digby location. She graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition and completed the Integrated Internship Program.  Stephanie has a big passion for nutrition education and takes pride in providing people with the tools necessary to learn how to live a more balanced healthier life. With experience in chronic disease prevention and management and also a love for cooking really good food, you can be sure to find great support from Stephanie as your in-store Dietitian. She offers various programs, such as educational tours to help you discover healthier products or individual consultations with an in depth focus on your own personal nutrition goals.

What is your favourite place to find new recipes?

My favourite place to find to new recipes would be from a good old fashion cookbook! And of course, in true Stephanie fashion, transform and make that recipe my own. Oh and I cannot forget Pinterest for some good inspiration!

What is your favourite Food from Nova Scotia?

My favourite Nova Scotian food would have to be some good old Acadian Rappie Pie (Rapure
Acadienne) cooked by my Grandfather.

 

Finish the sentence: I feel healthy when… 

I'm cooking and meal prepping food for the
week!

What do you love most about your job?

What I love most about my job as a grocery store dietitian is hearing back from excited customers who tell me they have tried some of my healthy recipes from a previous cooking class or that they enjoyed something new that I've suggested during a grocery store tour. I love that I get to chat and connect with the regular shoppers on a weekly basis and bring a
little more "health" to their grocery basket!

What do you look forward to each day in your job?

 look forward to many things in my job, but I look most forward to my follow up appointments with customers who first came to seek some advice from me in store. It's a rewarding feeling when they return and you get to see the positive impact you have made on their journey to living healthier.

What amazes you the most about your career choice?

What amazes me the most about my career is the positive impact that I'm able to have on my community through nutrition education!  Also, as a retail Dietitian I'm fortunate to be able to work with and learn from different people which is always a great experience.

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