Rob Lazzinnaro MSc, RD, CDE graduated with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from McGill University in 2010. While working on his master’s thesis he developed an interest in diabetes & obesity research after analyzing the effects of a westernized diet on Cree communities in James Bay, Québec. His findings were published in the paper High-Sugar Drink Consumption: An Associate of Obesity and Impaired Fasting Glucose in Canadian Indigenous (Cree) Communities. His undergraduate BSc in Food, Nutrition, and Health was completed at the University of British Columbia in 2007.
Rob also successfully acquired the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) designation in 2012 and as a CDE he is able to help you navigate your individual diabetes management needs.
Rob is a fanatic cook, gardener, bread baker, coffee drinker and salad eater who practices what he preaches; which all shine through on his blog Democracy is Delicious. Having worked in all areas of food production, from farm to table, his goal is to advocate that all people have the tools, resources, and ability to prepare meals containing healthy whole foods. Elected as member of the Ottawa Food Policy Council in late 2013 Rob is thrilled to help spearhead food security efforts in the area.
To see what Rob’s been cooking up check out BMI’s blog.
Ms. Joanne Kurtz BSc, RD graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London with a degree in Foods and Nutrition. She also holds a BSc from McMaster University in Psychology.
Joanne is passionate about all areas of nutrition and has married her love of nutrition with her own advocacy interests by organizing and facilitating community kitchens.
Joanne believes in walking the talk and aside from ensuring nutrition is an important part of her own life she’s also ensured that fitness be integral to her lifestyle and has recently qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Joanne's enthusiasm for healthy living makes her a perfect fit for BMI and a fabulous resource for our clients.