toni banner
Categories

Share

Enriching a career and a life

With our Nutrition Manager Certificate, Toni Lojstrup finds a new job and a new lifestyle.

As a child, Toni Lojstrup often struggled with nutrition. “I didn’t grow up in a house that had money, let alone proper nutrition,” says the graduate of the Nutrition Manager Certificate at Bow Valley College. But at eight years old, she started cooking, saying she was sick of eating canned soup, Kraft Dinner, and noodles. This early interest in food preparation laid the path for Toni’s culinary ambitions.  

After graduating high school at 16, Toni completed a two-year culinary program and finished at the top of her class. She landed job at the Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, BC. From there, she worked on a cooking show in Prince Rupert, BC. 

However, her career was not a straight, easy path. “Being a young female in a male-dominated industry, I was already passed up quite a bit,” says Toni, who is also a mom of two. 

Toni concluded she needed more education to get noticed. “I figured going back to school for nutrition management would be a better way to get my foot in the door than just having the cooking schooling.”

Through any-time online learning, Toni completed the Nutrition Manager Certificate from Courtenay on Vancouver Island and got a job right after graduating. 

In addition to helping her take her career to the next level, the certificate has proved extremely beneficial to Toni’s personal life. “I have always struggled with my weight,” she says. But by applying the classroom learnings to her own life, she lost 100 pounds. She calls it the “greatest outcome” of the program. 

Toni now works as a breakfast supervisor at Outland Camp in Comox, BC, and has future ambitions to provide healthy opportunities for young people. 

“I’m determined to make a difference in this world, small or big. I want to help kids in bad situations, underprivileged kids. My goal is to end up in children's nutrition.”  


Is your story waiting to be told? If you’re a learner with an interesting story, we may want to tell it on bowvalleycollege.ca. Email us at newsroom@bowvalleycollege.ca.


Posted on July 24, 2018



  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

Your cart is currently empty.

Browse Available Courses

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Learn more in our privacy policy