About Me20+ Years in practice
My name is Alka Chopra. Just like you I am a Registered Dietitian. I am also a Certified Diabetes Educator. AND, I love technology. I am a creative addict. I love combining creativity, technology & education. AND I love business.
I got hit by the technology bug in 2001, when I participated in a training program for teachers on Microsoft Office & Internet funded by Intel India. It was called “Intel Teach To the Future Education For Teachers”. After the training there was a national competition where you were required to create a power point presentation and connect technology with education in the classroom. 8 winners were going to be chosen nationwide (all across India) from the thousands of entries recieved. AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT I was one of the 8. What a great achievement that was! (See pictures below). This award led me to an opportunity to write 2 instructional guides geared towards teachers on using Microsoft Office and Internet in the classroom. That is when I really started my entrepreneurial journey. I started getting more offers to write articles, resource manuals and books on nutrition for children, tie & dye and so on.
A bit more about me
My experience has been in varied fields:
- As a research dietitian, a professor, a clinical dietitian
- As a Chronic Disease Program Manager
- As a panel member at the Diabetes Canada Symposium
- Have facilitated seevral corporate presentations at Honda Canada, National Bank, BDC Canada etc
- Have been a panel dietitian for Sheppell Canada
- As a trainer for several Self Management Programs to healthcare practitioners.
The Non – Dieitian Stuff I thrive on ~~~~~
I am crazy about anything that ignites my creativity. Whether it be crafting, painting, making my own soap, bath & beauty products, making jewellery or even working on my website. The effect of immersing myself in anything creative is magical. I have found that I am way more productive & at peace with myself when I continually engage in creative activities.
I often teach arts & crafts at retirement homes and community centres. It gives a lot of satisfaction, contentment and makes me a better human being. If you would like you may view some of the work in the GALLERY.