COLETTE COLOMBE (HADDAD) RNCP, CNP
Colette is a 2014 North York campus graduate, currently working in Toronto, ON. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of Health & Well-Being management. Colette has worked at St. Michael’s Hospital as a Nutrition Analyst, and for the YMCA in their Nutrition Program. Colette started her own business, now called Ederra Beauty Concepts, in 2002 which focuses on Lymphatic Drainage and weight loss. As a company, Ederra Beauty Concepts takes health and well-being to next level, combining nutrition, health, exercise, technology and weight loss to construct a unique recipe for success. She developed a lymphatic drainage machine, the Dermashape®, that when combined with her program, the Ederra Complete Program, has been shown to reshape the body, enhance lymphatic drainage, eliminate toxins, reduce water retention and reduce congestion and fat. Colette has over 50 machines sold in North America and is now offering the program to IHN students and graduates for a discounted price. This would be a great addition to any existing practice and a wonderful opportunity for any student graduating from IHN that is looking to start their own practice and want to generate revenue from the very beginning.
KIM NIBLETT BA, CNP, RNCP, ROHP
Kim is a 2011 Mississauga campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. She and her business partner, Jen Hand who is a Chef de Cuisine, recently started Healthy Bellies after lamenting the lack of high quality pre-made meal options for new families. They remember too well the struggle to eat well and provide healthy meals to your family when you are experiencing morning sickness or freshly home with a new baby. Together they have built a company that provides Nutritionist Designed, Chef Prepared Family Meals to families in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Waterdown, and Mississauga. All the meals are Organic, Gluten Free, and Ethically Sourced, with Dairy Free and Vegetarian options. Meals are fresh prepared and frozen upon ordering, then delivered to your door to be reheated and served at your convenience. The most popular Healthy Bellies item to date is the original Energy Bites. Energy Bites are a quick, energy packed snack ideal for people who need a high dose of nutrients in a small package. Each Bite is organic, gluten free, vegan, and delicious. Perfect for powering you through your day without overwhelming your tummy.
DINA SHOKRI BA, CNP
Dina is a 2015 Mississauga campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. She provides high quality nutritional information on how to eat healthy, stay healthy and live a healthy life. She coaches on eating disorders and weight loss. In this practice she has many overseas clients and does most of her consultations through Skype, many of her clients are from Dubai and Egypt. She is an energetic nutritional professional who is full of spirit and who loves to inspire her clients in health. She believes that a smile and positive energy are key to every locked door in the whole world. She also loves to educate and inspire people, and has been able to lead nutrition sessions at several schools in the Halton school board and community centres. She has written a numerous amount of her own recipes for magazines and newsletters. Dina has recently started working with Canadawy an Arabic speaking radio show. This is the first Arabic Podcast in Canada that addresses Middle-Eastern immigrants living in Canada. She will be contributed and hosting the ‘Healthy Steps’ segments for the show, with the first one being aired June 6, 2016!
SOPHIE BOURDON BA, CNP
Sophie is a 2015 North York campus graduate, currently working in Montreal, QC. In 2015, Sophie founded The Green Life, a bilingual blog focused on plant-based, whole-food, seasonal recipes. Through beautiful photography and delicious, nourishing food, The Green Life inspires thousands of health-conscious readers to make better choices everyday and live their happiest, most vibrant life. In less than a year of blogging, Sophie’s work has been featured on reputable websites and magazines such as Mind Body Green, The Kitchn, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Pure Green Magazine, Buzzfeed, Sheerluxe, Brit+Co, and many more. In addition to her blog, Sophie also works as a freelance recipe developer, food stylist and photographer and writes on topics relating to food, nutrition and holistic health. Sophie is excited to partner with certified chef, holistic nutritionist and IHN Alumna Ruth Elnekave for an upcoming cooking workshop on June 12 in Toronto. In this class, participants will learn to prepare healthier, plant-based and gluten-free versions of popular summer dishes. The workshop will include cooking demonstration, nutrition and cooking tips, sampling of the featured dishes and recipe booklets to take home. Each attendee will also leave with a gift bag full of health and wellness goodies from their generous partners.
LIDVINA RAJABALAN MA, BA (Hons), CNP
Lidvina is a 2015 North York campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. She is a Holistic Nutritionist, Women’s Wellness Coach and a certified yoga instructor. She discovered IHN through her self-healing journey through chronic insomnia and stress. Prior to starting her wellness business, she worked as a policy analyst in the public sector in Canada, the US and Ghana. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in health studies and criminology from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in legal studies from Carleton University. She is also pursuing studies in Food Security. Yes, she truly loves learning and will be a student for life! Today, Lidvina specializes in natural solutions for sleep, stress, anxiety and fatigue. Using real food, fitness and small changes, she supports women as they rediscover more energy to do the things they love. She holds workshops and seminars on wellness topics including stress and sleep. Her next event is a Sleep Seminar on June 1st that she is leading with fellow nutritionist Hema Ramsingh.
SUJATA KALE-BANERJEA BA, CNP
Sujata is a 2014 Mississauga campus graduate, currently working in Oakville, ON. Since graduating IHN, Sujata gained a Certification in Metabolic Balance, from the Metabolic Balance Institute in Germany and a Certification in Live Blood Microscopy. She is now the proud co-founder of The Healthy Leaf blog and a practicing Nutritionist at the Oakville Naturopathic Wellness Centre. Her mission is to inspire, educate, and provide clarity on what’s happening in one’s body and further helping them to achieve a better state of health and wellbeing. Her goal is to be able make a difference in my clients by teaching nutrition through whole foods in an easy, friendly, non-intimidating way. Her vision for my clients is to facilitate their own journey towards achieving optimal health through nutrition. Today, she consults with private clients all across Canada and the United States too.
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