Ontario Turkey has an impressive roster of experts to provide the advice and encouragement you need including Professional Home Economist and Cookbook Author Emily Richards, Certified Personal Trainer and Life Coach Leslie Gordon-Christie and Nutritionist Vanessa Andrews.
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Emily Richards, P.H.Ec.
A highly experienced and well-regarded Professional Home Economist, Emily Richards has an extensive know-how in the Food Industry which is strengthened with her Bachelor of Science, Home Economics specializing in Food and Nutrition from the University of Western Ontario and over 15 years of experience in the food world.
Emily has authored and co-authored three cookbooks and continues to create recipes for notable Canadian magazines and companies such as LCBO Food & Drink, Today’s Parent Magazine, Longo’s Experience Magazine, Heart & Stroke Foundation and Dairy Farmers of Canada.
She is working on her next cookbook that will help families enjoy weeknight meals and also bring the casual kitchen entertaining experience with friends to homes across the country. Emily continues to appear across Canada presenting recipes, easy cooking and entertaining ideas, always promoting her passion for food and inspiring people to get in their kitchens and cook.
Leslie Gordon-Christie, Personal Trainer & Life Coach
Familiar to the people of Southwestern Ontario as CTV's Health and Lifestyle Specialist, Leslie Gordon Christie reported for more than a decade before becoming a successful entrepreneur. A certified personal trainer, life coach and mom, this familiar face seen across North America on CNN and the CTV Network is now transforming bodies and minds, helping other women to unlock their unlimited potential.
Leslie does more than just train bodies; she is also a life coach who has worked alongside some of the best in the personal development industry.
Leslie is a Can Fit Pro certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and Pre and Post Natal Specialist with over 16 years of experience. Aside from her television work, she was also the associate editor of Oxygen magazine and a freelance health journalist for a variety of Canadian publications.
Vanessa Andrews, Nutritionist
A nutritionist with over ten years' experience encompassing consulting, corporate communications and registered dietitian accreditation (1997-2007), Vanessa graduated with Honours from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science, Home Economics specializing in Food and Nutrition.