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Vesanto Melina, MS RD

Author of sixteen books about vegetarian, vegan or plant-based nutrition, including several editions within the best-selling "Becoming Vegan" and "Becoming Vegtarian" series

Honored as an author with the
REAL Book of the Year Top 10 award, the 2014 Canada Book Award and the American Library Association star rating for "Go-to Books"

Principal author, "Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:  Vegetarian Diets", current publication, published 2016

Longtime lecturer on nutrition subjects throughout Canada and the U.S., and sometimes in Belgium, Brazil, Denmark and France

Author or co-author of eight articles in peer-reviewed research journals, and author of two textbook chapters and two pediatric nutrition reports for the British Columbia Ministry of Health

Former nutrition instructor at Living Light Culinary Institute, Bastyr University, Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing and the University of British Columbia School of Family and Nutritional Sciences

Recipient of Ryley Jeff Award, and  Clintec Award, for Leadership in Dietetics

Longtime consultant for British Columbia Corrections, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor

An extended bio will be posted here at a later date.

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