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arena gives you a great look at opportunities for Nutrition Managers across Canada.
There are opportunities in sales, health
promotion, camps, retreat centres and
spas, catering locations, entrepreneurial
ventures in addition to the traditional
Nutrition Services in acute, long term
and retirement care, schools and hotels.
Learn about what paths others have taken
to become inspired!
Continuous learning and development
is supported by participation with your
professional association. Within Canada,
volunteering can help you enrich your
language skills in French or English and
more! You learn about trends, methods
and foods that reflect a broader, national
scope reflective of our growing diversity.
You can in turn take this new information back to your work location and
enrich the lives of residents. Wouldn't
a resident who is from Newfoundland
but residing in Saskatchewan just love
a down home treat?
Networking opportunities are huge as
you become active in CSNM or a provincial
or regional chapter. On the national board
or attending the CSNM yearly conference,
you regularly interact with people from
across the country and what fun that
is! There is an opportunity to interact
across your province and local region also
expanding your awareness of issues and
you will learn about the solutions others
are implementing.
Innovation and creativity are two skills
every workplace is seeking. Through participating with others in your profession,
you can learn how to expand your skills
in new and exciting ways. Perhaps your
skills in financial accounting are great
but you want to learn about how to use
a website more effectively. Volunteer to
review the website monthly and work with
the Information Technology lead at the
head office and board members to revise
content, ensure current events are posted
and post timely articles. Negotiation and
collaboration skills will be honed as one
works on boards and committees. These
skills are valuable professionally and
personally!
The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management is moving ahead in promotion of

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How can you make a good
day even better? Earn the
feeling of satisfaction that
comes from participating
and being active in your
professional association.

our profession through marketing initiatives. Participate on the committee working on marketing and learn new ways of
promotion to apply in your workplace
while assisting in promotion of your profession across Canada. Imagine the sense
of satisfaction to see an advertisement
or brochure you helped create cross your
manager's desk!
Education is a high priority for
the Canadian Society of Nutrition
Management and each provincial and
regional chapter. You can participate with
the plans for education events; suggest
topics for webinars and education days
assist with developing tools on different
topics such as updates on nutrition and
business topics. It would be very timely
to develop an updated Diabetes standards
tool to share across the country. You as a
member can contribute in so many ways!
Each year as a member of your association, you must accumulate points to
demonstrate you have participated in
your personal growth and development.
Taking part in your professional association supports your efforts to fulfill
your required points as there are awards
for attending meetings, participating on
executives and sharing about Nutrition
Management. Participation and education
points are especially important when you
are a Certified Nutrition Manager!
Consider taking part to review the
essays submitted for the Canadian Society
of Nutrition Management bursaries in a
given year. Or offer to be the person to
present the award and cheque to the honoured recipient. High schools and colleges

CA N A D I A N S O C I E T Y O F N U T R I T I O N M A N AG E M E N T

open their doors for C.S.N.M. members to
attend job fairs and career days. You can
be the one to promote our profession and
meet the young people considering this
exciting career path.
Life isn't all about working but it is
also about relationships. Through getting
involved within your profession, you will
meet many wonderful people! This starts
right from the first event you attend. The
incredible people who are on the boards
and committees, partners of the association such as suppliers and staff from the
colleges hosting Nutrition Management
programs are all friends waiting to be.
Having been on the board nationally,
provincially and regionally as well as having
taken a role on a number of committees, my
life has been enriched by people all across
Canada. As a result, when I have an issue
or challenge, I can reach out to someone
and get advice, guidance or the name of
someone I can network with further. This is
a valuable benefit that resulted from getting
professionally involved.
How can you make a good day even
better? Earn the feeling of satisfaction
that comes from participating and being
active in your professional association. So
why should you become active as a member within your professional association?
There are so many reasons and all of them
will enrich your life, grow your skills and
help you to expand your horizons for your
career and personal life!
For more information, please contact the Canadian Society of Nutrition
Management through the website,
www.csnm.org or by contacting the members of your provincial and regional chapters (check the website for each provincial
and chapter President).
Catha McMaster, MBA is
the president of Engaged
CFT Corporation and is
an active member of
the Canadian Society of
Nutrition Management. Her diverse experience in Long Term Care, Retirement, Acute
Care and Community Health has provided
the foundation for her current business
of training and education partner for the
Healthcare industry. www.engagedcft.ca


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2

President’s Message
Malnutrition: Becoming Food Aware
Food Service Systems Management
Clinical Nutrition Competency
CSNM Corporate Member Profile
Ask an Expert
Advertiser Index
Management Notebook
Industry & CSNM News
Continuing Education Quizzes
Advertiser Index
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Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - 3
Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - President’s Message
Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - Malnutrition: Becoming Food Aware
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Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - 9
Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - Food Service Systems Management
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Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - 13
Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - Clinical Nutrition Competency
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Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - CSNM Corporate Member Profile
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Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - Ask an Expert
Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - Advertiser Index
Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - Management Notebook
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Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - Industry & CSNM News
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Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - Continuing Education Quizzes
Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - Advertiser Index
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