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.


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.


Laura Chimenti

Laura is currently completing her undergrad in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes, cooking with friends and family and participating in long distance running. In the future, Laura hopes to become a registered dietitian. Her main interests in nutrition lie within disease prevention and treatment, as well as sports nutrition and she hopes to further her knowledge of these topics to be able to educate and help individuals live their healthiest and happiest lives possible.

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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