Profile: Meghan Doll

Blog connects student leader to nutrition community

By Samantha Goverde

To her fellow students and the nutrition blogging community, Meghan Doll is a resource greater than many textbooks. A fourth-year Nutrition and Dietetics student, Meghan takes the specialized knowledge from the classroom, combines it with her own experiences, and puts it to the test on her blog A Dash of Meg.

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Meghan, with fellow nutrition bloggers, at the Healthy Living Summit in August 2012

Meghan was inspired to start her blog as a means of staying connected with her parents and friends who live over 30 hours away in her hometown of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The way her blog evolved, both within the Brescia community and beyond, is something she couldn’t have dreamed of. “I think of my blog as a healthy-living blog. I hope people are able to see, through my blog posts, that achieving a healthy lifestyle is possible, even for a busy university student,” says Meghan of her vision.

Through her blog, students, faulty, and staff have all begun to notice what Meghan has to offer – a unique leadership experience. She was asked to create healthy recipes for students as a part of the Brescia University College Students’ Council Health and Wellness week. A professor helped her land a great volunteer opportunity with the London Home Economics Association. And this summer she was asked to be a part of a leadership panel and speak about her leadership experience at the Girls LEAD Summer Camp. Beyond Brescia, Meghan has been contacted by other nutrition bloggers as well as Registered Dietitians across North America, who read and are inspired by her posts.

Meghan will be serving as the Public Relations Co-ordinator for the Students’ Human Ecology Association in the 2012-2013 year and hopes to continue her education at Brescia in the Masters of Science in Foods and Nutrition after graduation.