Norine graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition and went on to complete a Master of Science at McGill University in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Norine’s graduate research focused on the nutrition knowledge of breast cancer survivors after treatment and the role of healthcare providers in survivors' diet-related stress. She went on to complete her dietetic internship in Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital, Maimonides Long Term Care Facility, as well as numerous other community centres across the city. Upon completing her graduate degree and dietetic internship in Montreal, she focused on nutrition education and counseling which led her to expand her community nutrition experience in areas including adolescent nutrition education, health and wellness, and preventive health.
Norine thrives on empowering others to take control of their health and finds that the most rewarding experiences come from those that result in helping others feel confident in the tools they have to enhance their wellbeing. She focuses largely on the link between mental health and physical health and helps others find ways to recognize their challenges, as this is the first step to overcoming them. She has worked to build her career with a solid foundation of one-on-one as well as group education in areas including but not limited to: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating disorders, and weight management.
Norine is registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and an active member of the Dietitians of Canada.