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Hold the highest level of certification in the field of Nutrition Management. When your advanced skills, training and experience are recognized by certification, it brings opportunities for growth in both your career and the food service industry.

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CSNM offers Corporate Membership to businesses aimed at helping Nutrition Managers provide quality, cost-effective nutritional care and services. Corporate Members are provided with many opportunities to connect with all CSNM members across Canada.

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Your digital edition of Food Service & Nutrition - Spring 2018 is available now. Your digital edition of Food Service & Nutrition - Spring 2018 is available now.

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The concept of CSNM's Continuing Education Program is to support members in maintaining the skill set of the 8 core competencies while building on new proficiencies.

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Nominations are now being accepted online for the 2019 Honours and Awards


The online nomination form and complete details on these awards can be found on the CSNM website at:

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Update - Nominations for 2019 – 2020/2021 Board of Directors.


The CSNM nominations process closed and we thank all who put their names forward to serve on the CSNM Board of Directors. 

We are pleased to announce the following 2019 – 2020/21 Board of Directors who will move into their positions by acclamation or who are on the second year of a two year term.

Dave Lebert, CNM
Chris Weber, NM
Amber Capotosto, CNM
Lorrie Plein, CNM
Judy Kirby, NM 
Sheri Tomanek, CNM 
Penny Zdichavsky, CNM 
Daphne Spear, CNM
Renee Giard, NM
Christeen Reed, NM
Stacey Ginter, NM 
Stephanie Ovsenek Manning, CNM

Past President 
Continuing Education
Admissions/ Membership 
Alberta Provincial Representative 
Ontario Provincial Representative 
Saskatchewan Provincial Representative 
British Columbia Provincial Representative

Congratulations to our returning and acclaimed board members!

At the close of nominations, for the positions of Secretary/Treasurer and Ontario Provincial Representative, multiple names were presented, and as per the CSNM Bylaw, there will be an election at the Annual General Meeting for this position. Candidate info (policy statement and bio) can be found on the CSNM website.

The two candidates for Secretary/Treasurer are (click names for bio):

Paulette Byrnes-Carriere, NM
Heather Shannon, CNM

The two candidates for Ontario Provincial Representative are (click names for bio):

Sue Brush, CNM 
Neil MacDonald, NM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management will be held on Sunday, June 23th, 2019 at 8:15 am. MST at the Hotel Arts, 119-12 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta  T2R 0G8. We encourage all members to attend. If you are not able to attend in person we encourage you to complete a proxy form with your direction on any voting that will take place during the AGM. Proxy forms are due to the CSNM office by June 3, 2019. Please note that as per the CSNM bylaw, proxy ballots will not be accepted on-site at the AGM and must be submitted in advance as noted.

Also plan to celebrate with us and Canada and attend the Annual CSNM Conference in Calgary, AB. Complete conference details can be found at

As well, at the close of nominations a vacancy remains, for the position of Member Communications Portfolio Manager. If you are interested in this position, please contact me at There will be an election from the floor for this vacant position at our AGM on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

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CSNM Volunteer Positions Available!

CSNM’s success in elevating the profession of Nutrition Managers is largely due to the faithful efforts of our many volunteers. To enhance your CSNM experience, volunteering is a practical, fulfilling step to take.  Benefit professionally as you enhance your resume with knowledge of our core competencies and connect with a wide circle of nutrition professionals.   

We value the fresh perspective and ideas that new volunteers bring to CSNM as well as the committed work of existing volunteers. 

Join one of these valuable CSNM committees: 

  • Membership    (review and approve membership applications)
  • Continuing Education   (review and approve continuing education opportunities)
  • Examinations   (review and mark CSNM examinations)
  • Certification (offer presentations on certification to membership, schools & employers: must be a CNM to volunteer for this portfolio)
  • Member Communications   (contribute to our magazine, website, eNewsletter, and social media sites)
Volunteer positions available:

  1. Marketing Committee member
  2. Membership Committee member
  3. Conference committee members - Moncton New Brunswick

Please apply for these positions by filling out the online application form and you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Create a Volunteer Opportunity: 

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The Organizations for Health Action (HEAL) is a coalition of national health and consumer associations and organizations dedicated to protecting and strengthening Canada's health care system. As part of the evolving national health policy environment, HEAL regularly meets with a number of organizations, including: Canada Health Infoway, senior officials from Health Canada and Human Resources & Skills Development Canada, Ministers and Members of Parliament. HEAL also meets on a regular basis with leaders from other national health organizations and coalitions to discuss issues of shared interest in addition to identifying ways in which we can work together more effectively.

The members of the Organizations for Health Action are committed to sustaining and enhancing the health of Canadians, and in the continuous improvement of fair, equitable, efficient and effective health services and system(s). CSNM is a proud member of HEAL and actively participates in meetings held four times per year.

Collectively as a group of health professional associations and organizations within HEAL, recently sent a letter to the Ministry of Health – the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor in support of the department’s work on the Healthy Eating Strategy. Click here to view the letter sent.
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Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare


Join the movement – be a health leader

The    By Health for Health       Collaborative    of Canada, led in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and HealthCareCAN, has a vision for healthcare workplaces to be leaders and role models in providing psychologically healthy and safe work environments for all Canadians.

Join us in working towards this vision and sign the    Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare       (Declaration); a commitment to advancing the protection and promotion of mental health in the workplace and in alignment with the principles of the    National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace    (the Standard).  In the context of this Declaration, the term “staff” is used to refer to all employees, physicians, learners, contractors and volunteers that work within a health organization.

While the Standard is applicable to all industries, it has a unique role within healthcare. Staff working in the healthcare sector are more likely to miss work due to illness or disability than people in all other sectors. They also face higher rates of burnout, compassion fatigue and sleep deprivation that can impact their psychological health and safety as well as the safety of their patients. Championed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), and developed by the    Canadian Standards Association    (CSA Group) and the    Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ), the Standard is a voluntary set of guidelines, tools and resources focused on promoting staff psychological health and preventing psychological harm due to workplace factors. HealthCareCAN – the national voice of Canada’s hospitals and health care organizations – has a position statement strongly encouraging members and all health system stakeholder to adopt the Standard.

A psychologically healthy and safe workplace:

  • Promotes positive culture and staff well-being
  • Prevents stigma and discrimination
  • Contributes to a productive and positive working environment

Better healthcare can be achieved when workplaces delivering care are healthy and safe, translating into improved morale, improved staff and patient satisfaction as well as reduced costs and reduced medical errors. 

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Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare


Nationally recognized network for green resources for healthcare with the vision to positively influence the ecological impact of Canadian healthcare.

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Canadian Malnutrition Task Force - INPAC Toolkit

This toolkit provides an overview of the 'what' and 'how' for making change to improve nutrition care practices in your hospital. The 'What' section is about key nutrition care activities based on Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC), an algorithm that promotes the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition in hospital. The 'How' section refers to the implementation and behaviour change strategies used by the hospitals that implemented INPAC and improved their nutrition care processes as part of the More-2-Eat study. Under the Tools section of this website are tips, strategies and examples of documents for the INPAC activities (e.g. screening, assessment etc.). The Resources tab will direct you to other materials that will support implementation of INPAC and changing practice.
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