Student Volunteers

Our Volunteers

Our nutrition students provide their expertise and assistance with our social media platforms, writing blogs and creating client education resources. They are an invaluable part of our practice and we value their contributions.

Hilary Rock BScFN

Hilary is a recent BScFN Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics graduate from Brescia University Collage. During school she was the executive newsletter director for Canadian Association of Foodservices Professionals Student Branch and the coach of Western University’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Equestrian Team. She has received the prestigious Student Credentialed Food  Executive Certification from Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals which acknowledges her achievements, knowledge and dedicated leadership to the food service industry and the public

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Hilary is passionate about nutrition, health, fitness/athletics, and the well-being of others. Being a former University Varsity Track & Field and Soccer Athlete she knows the importance that nutrition has on performance and everyday life.

Hilary believes that proper nutrition combined with physical activity are the framework for a healthier lifestyle. She hopes to use her knowledge to educate others about the importance of achieving and maintaining healthy life styles to help prevent illness and disease.

Erika Martin

Erika is currently in the Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Western Ontario, along with a minor in French Studies. She loves finding recipes and preparing healthy meals and she has a passion for nutrition.  Erika believes that leading an active and nutritious lifestyle is the foundation for an enhanced quality of life. In the future, she would love to work to help inform members of the community on how to meet their nutrient requirements, plan nutritious meals and generally live healthier, happier lives.

Sharon Charles

Sharon Charles is in the Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Western Ontario. She has a strong passion for nutrition and experimenting with new recipes in her spare time. Sharon is an avid reader who enjoys reading books based on fitness, nutrition and psychology. In the future, she plans on furthering her education and sharing her knowledge about nutrition and health with those around her.

Gaby Burt-D’Agnillo


Gaby is currently in the Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Western Ontario. She is an enthusiastic Peer Educator for Food Resources and Education for Student Health (FRESH), and loves to actively share nutrition information with the student body. Her interests are rooted in mental health, wellness, and creating healthy relationships with food. Gaby also likes following nutrition blogs to inspire new and delicious recipes in the kitchen. In the future, she hopes to influence a community that is educated, confident, and creative with their meals.

Samantha Allison

Samantha is currently in her 3rd year of the Human Nutrition Program at the University of Guelph. She has a passion for nutrition, as she herself is a fitness enthusiast as well as an advocate for healthy eating. She is interested in ways to further her fitness goals with food as her fuel and can’t wait to share her findings with us! She has a passion for special populations including pediatric cancer patients and how nutrition can better their outcomes. In the future she wants to expand and share her knowledge of nutrition, physical activity, and nutritional interventions for special populations with anyone who will listen!

Our Student Volunteer Program

Are you a student in an undergraduate nutrition program and considering a career as a dietitian? We love to provide volunteer opportunities for nutrition students to contribute to our practice, while gaining valuable learning experience.


We take volunteers at the beginning of September, January and May. Each volunteer period is four months in length. We are looking for students who can offer 2 to 4 hours weekly, who are well organized and can work independently and remotely.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Writing consumer friendly nutrition articles for the website and blog
  • Managing nutrition related social media networks
  • Conduct product reviews
  • Writing content for consumer and professional partners newsletters
  • Creating client centred education resources

To apply, contact Andrea here.

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