Stefania Palmeri is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a passion for counseling and education. Her interest in food and nutrition began early on, rooted in her Italian family heritage and love of science. Stefania holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) with honours and Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.) in nutrition communication from Ryerson University. She also completed a dietetic internship at North York General Hospital in Toronto, with particular focus on pediatric feeding difficulties.
While in her studies, Stefania had the opportunity to design and complete two research projects. Alongside her research partner at North York General Hospital, she studied the rates of nutrient deficiencies in children with autism and bowel issues. As a Master’s candidate, she continued to focus on pediatric care, examining the way nutrition messages are communicated in children’s storybooks.
Stefania is a member of the Dietitians of Canada, the College of Dietitians of Ontario, and currently works at The Medcan Clinic. For the past several years, she has worked with Dr. Glenn Berall at North York General Hospital, assisting families of children with feeding difficulties in developing personalized nutrition care plans. She has also designed menus for Downsview Services for Seniors and Kinder Bridges Connection Daycare, and provided counseling to clients at the Pickering Sports Medicine Clinic.