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Carley O'Kane

Sick Kids
Carley brings a unique and diverse skill set to the field of nutrition, with a career in both clinical care and research focused on childhood obesity prevention and treatment. Upon completing a Food and Nutrition Management diploma at Canadore College, she began working as a food service supervisor at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where she first fell in love with paediatric nutrition. She then completed a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Applied Human Nutrition, at the University of Guelph, and went on to complete her practical training at the Hospital for Sick Children. In an effort to enhance her knowledge and expertise in paediatric and family nutrition, she then completed a Master of Science degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, where her research focused on childhood obesity prevention. Carley currently works as a Registered Dietitian at the Hospital for Sick Children with the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP) where she works with children and families in establishing healthy behaviours and relationships with food. Carley has also been a sessional lecturer at the University of Guelph and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada, the College of Dietitians of Ontario, the Canadian Obesity Network and the Canadian Nutrition Society.