Food & Disease Prevention - Steps you can take now!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:30to11:30

"The first wealth is health."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maintaining a healthy diet and being active are paramount to preventing disease and living a long and healthy life. You can take steps each day to improve your health today and tomorrow, even with a busy schedule.

By attending this educational session, you will learn how preventive nutrition can help prevent and lower your risk of chronic illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension but also how eating well can help you increase energy levels, reduce stress, improve immunity and so much more.

About the speaker: Piraveena (Veena) Piremathasan is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Bariatric Educator and Certified Insulin Pump Trainer. She is a graduate from the McGill University and an active member of the Ordre des diététistes-nutritionnistes du Québec (ODNQ) and the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO). Piraveena is passionate about improving access to nutrition and health education to people that come from many different backgrounds. As an Affiliate Member of the School of Human Nutrition, she gives lectures to McGill Dietetic students on Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety as well as Diabetes in Diverse Populations. She is the Co-Chair for the Mavis Verronneau Diabetes Canada Professional Chapter and as a Dietitian for the Montreal Tamil Health Initiative. She also delivers trilingual (English, French and Tamil) presentations on nutrition and diabetes to health professionals and the public across Canada.

To register:

  1. Access Minerva
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Health and Well-Being, and select this course to register
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