March 15 is Dietitians day! Today, we celebrate dietitians and their important role as health care professionals – dietitans like Melissa Baker, Manager of Nutrition & Wellbeing at UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services. Melissa is a graduate of UBC’s integrated dietetic program at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Eric Skalij has published a Q&A with Melissa on ReachOut in celebration of Dietitians Day.

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