Tracy Morris

Tracy Morris

SilverTimes.ca Article

  • Wrote an article for the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA) website, SilverTimes.ca.
  • Article focused on helping older adults achieve a balanced diet.
  • Link to article:

http://www.silvertimes.ca/home/healthy-eating/older-adults-need-a-balanced-diet

Be Well Program, Ryerson University

  • Oct. 2011- June 2012
  • Created and implemented student driven program that focuses on enhancing camaraderie and networking opportunities
  • This project has enhanced my skill set in: recognizing a problem, developing, implementing and evaluating solutions and gaining acceptance from multiple stakeholders.

Interest

  • Student member of Dietitian's of Canada.
  • Cooking

Notable Courses

  •  At Queen's I completed a course titled Theory and Practice of Health Behaviour Change that focused on how to stimulate and motivate an individual to make a health behaviour change. Done through the use of behavioural theories within social marketing and tools such as the creation of PSAs and interactive health sites.
  • At Queen's I completed a Program Development course. Co-developed a health program that built a skateboard park in an under-privileged area of Kingston. Utilized skills with qualitative and quantitative research methods, principles of program planning using the PRECEDE- PROCEED model, and evaluation of the proposed program.

Objective

Completed dietetic internship and seeking a career in clinical dietetics in an outpatient setting to further my experience in patient counseling in weight management and diabetes. 

KitchenHeat.ca Blog Articles

  • As part of one of my internship rotations at Burlodge Canada I wrote two articles for their blog, Kitchen Heat
  • Articles titled: "Gastronomy and Hospital Foodservice" and "Food labels a thing of the future?"
  • Also wrote articles for their company wellness program that has also been posted on the blog site as well. "Portion Distortion" and "Hunger Cues."
  • Articles found at www.kitchenheat.ca

Skills

Skills

Health Promotion

  Skill required through my first degree at Queen's University. Applying this skill during my community rotation of my internship by attending promotional events and through the creating of web articles and other resources.  

Time Management

Developed through 2 university degrees Currently applying this skill in the workplace

Work History

Work History
Oct 2012 - Present

Dietetic Intern

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

§  Research project was creating a new knowledge pathway for PEN (Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition) focusing on Type 2 diabetes and the benefits of exercise in management.

§  Participated in the development of sample menus to teach carbohydrate counting and carbohydrate distribution to patients with Type 1 and 2 diabetes

§  Developed a weight loss package during rotation at Odette Cancer Centre (OCC) for individuals who have completed treatment.

§  Counselled on weight management in OCC for individuals who have completed treatment

§  Completed clinical rotations in General Medicine, Neonatal ICU (Level 3), OCC, and Sunnybrook Diabetes Education Centre

Feb 2013 - Mar 2013

Dietetic Intern

Burlodge Canada
  • Completed a 6 week rotation as part of my dietetic internship at Sunnybrook
  • Projects completed:
    • Articles written for both company wellness program and blog site
    • 2 recipes developed that work on retherm equipment using fresh and local ingredients
    • Marketing brochure and video developed for new piece of equipment coming to market.
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

Nutrition Specialist

Better Living Health and Community Services

Provided nutrition workshops to older adults to help them achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Mar 2011 - Aug 2011

Dietary Aide

Region of Durham- Hillsdale Terraces
  • Prepared food in the kitchen and on satellite units and served food on satellite units.
  • Acquired knowledge of the utilized retherm units and further application of food handling skills with ultimate care for food safety and quality including recording and reporting any temperature discrepancies.
  • Gained knowledge of the importance of the distribution system on modified and therapeutic diets and residents’ needs.

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Oct 2011 - Apr 2011

Cash Supervisor

Indigo Yorkdale
Sep 2008 - Sep 2010

Shift Supervisor/ Barista

Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Worked in Kingston, ON as a barista from Sept. 2008- June 2009 then Toronto, ON as a barista then promoted to shift supervisor from Oct. 2009- Sept. 2010.
  • Fast paced and customer focused environment.
  • Developed skills for managing and resolving conflict, positively influencing job performance and working in a team.
  • Ordered food and dairy products, managed inventory and conducted inventory counts using knowledge of expiry dates and the First In First Out principle.
  • Gained knowledge of basic food safety principles and how they relate to quality control of the product.

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

BASc. (Hons.) Nutrition and Food

Ryerson University
  • Program accredited by Dietitians of Canada
  • Focused on nutrition, food, and health from an comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

BA (Hons.) Health Studies

Queen's University

Program focused on enhancement of health and wellness from individual and population perspectives

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2011 - Present

Food Handler's Certificate

Toronto Public Health