Nutrition Experts

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Ola Pabjas

Ola received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph.

Since then Ola has accumulated various work and volunteer experiences in acute- and long-term health care settings, public health and the community, business and industry, as well as academic research and clinical settings.

She has also undergone continuous professional development to keep her knowledge of nutrition current, such as completing several courses at Ryerson University and attending nutrition conferences that disseminate the latest research.

Ola has completed additional certificates, including a management level Certificate in Advanced Food Safety, a course on Research Ethics through Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital, and a Certificate in Motivational Interviewing from York University. 

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Jeff Lougheed, Coach/Advisor

"After working with Vlad for more than a decade at Constellation and seeing how easy MealGarden made understanding healthy, I wanted to help out. My role includes mentoring the inbound marketing team, working with Vlad to prioritize and manage product development and generally cheerleading the team to success!"

Kiki Athanas

Kiki has a entrepreneurial and business background, graduating with honours from Rotman Commerce, at the University of Toronto. Upon graduating, she was accepted into the first cohort of fellows at Venture For Canada, a non-profit that recruits, trains, and supports recent graduates to work at Canadian startups.

She joined Meal Garden over 2 years ago, and has since taken the company from pre-revenue to generating thousands of happy users across the world.

While helping the growing community of users achieve dietary and lifestyle goals through meal planning, Kiki has also worked hands-on with over a hundred certified nutritional practitioners such as Dieticians, Naturopathic Doctors, and Holistic Nutritionists across the world, and has truly come to understand what works - and what doesn't - when it comes to working with clients while building your practice (both online and in-office).

Meanwhile, she has pursued continued studies on nutrition at U of T, as well as through various online course certifications.  

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Vlad Chernenko, Founder

"In late 2012, I had a watershed moment when I realized many of my colleagues struggled with eating healthy and providing healthy meals for their families. Since that time, I've focused my efforts on understanding the challenges of eating healthy and building systems to make healthy eating more efficient."