Amalia SantiagoProgram Coordinator

Gender pronouns: she, her, hers

Amalia entered Canada as international student with her family and received a Master’s degree in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba.  For more than two years, she was trained in sensory and instrumental evaluation of foods as well as on testing the functionality of their bioactive compounds.  Amalia is a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian in the Philippines and worked in various areas including academia, public health, and food industry.  As a Nutritionist, she is passionate about sharing the goodness of food, which plays an important part in her culture.  It is a way to celebrate events, welcome new family members and friends, and to make the mood enchanting.  Partaking in foods with her family is the best way to start and end her day.  Amalia was already actively involved in promoting sound nutrition to various sectors in the Philippines and in Winnipeg, when she started working as a facilitator for Food Matters Manitoba.  She has helped to introduce nutrition, food safety, and western ways of food selection and preparation to newcomers and immigrants.  In her role at Food Matters Manitoba, she is eager to reach more communities where the importance of proper nutrition can be shared.