• Didem

EDUCATION

Yeditepe University,  Istanbul 2018 - Present
Master in Nutrition and Dietetics
Student

Istanbul University - Medical School (CAPA)
, Istanbul 2018
Public Health master degree coursework in Geriatrics nutrition, non-infectious disease and Public Health nutrition  

Yeditepe University,  Istanbul 2011-2016
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Thesis - Polycystic Over Syndrome and Low Carbohydrate Diet Therapy

Yeditepe University, Istanbul 2011-2012
English Prep School

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

SAYASA - The Art of Healthy Living Center, Istanbul 2016
Meets with clients one-on-one
Helps organize all the presentations and meetings in and outside of Istanbul
Co-author of articles written by Didem Kanca Ustay for the media
Currently working on a clinical study
Management of SAYASA

Istanbul University, Medical School (CAPA Hospital), Istanbul 2016
Intern - Organized patients’ “nutrition plans” according to their state of disease.

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Hospital, Istanbul 2016
Intern -  Organized inpatient “nutrition plans” and worked at “kitchen management” area.

Diyetisyen Dunyasi, Istanbul 2015
Internship -  Used social media actively. Helped the company manage its social media account. Researched foreign articles and news about nutrition and effective writing techniques.

Uskudar Public Healthcare Centre, Istanbul 2015
Intern - Organized “nutrition plans” of clients living in Uskudar.

Bodrum Acibadem Hospital, Mugla 2015
Intern - Organized patients' "nutrition plans” according to their state of disease.
Took a part in the “kitchen management” systems. Counseled clients after bariatric surgery.

  

SPEECHES AND TALKS

Kdz. Eregli Final Schools, Zonguldak 2019
Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay to the students and the parents: “Why do we always think about food? Did you ever give it a thought?”

ENKA Schools, Istanbul 2019
Presented to the parents with Didem Kanca Ustay. The topics included:
Healthy Nutrition Habits
Eating Disorders 
Sports Nutrition
Nutrition During Puberty
Negative Effects of Media
The Importance of Parents

KTO Karatay University, Konya 2019
Talked about how Didem Kanca Ustay transformed her weight problem to a career in dietetics. Also the effects of social media on appearance and  eating habits and the mistakes people make in terms of nutrition are discussed with Didem Kanca Ustay. 

Basaksehir Cahit Zarifoglu Elementary School,
Istanbul 2019 
Attended the school’s “Nutrition Friend” programme with Didem Kanca Ustay. Answered parents’ all kinds of questions about nutrition and healthy eating.

Bayburt University, Bayburt 2019
Presented to the Faculty of Health Sciences and the students of Bayburt University. Talked about the media traps in nutrition and how to become good and effective dietitians in the future. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay.

Bakırkoy Anatolian High School, Istanbul 2019
Presented only to the teachers with Didem Kanca Ustay. Talked about the effects of media and social media in terms of eating habits in young generation.

Hasan Sadoglu Middle School, Istanbul 2019
Talked about the requirements of basic needs for healthy eating and healthy living with Didem Kanca Ustay. Had an interactive presentation with the students.  

Istanbul Girls Techical and Vocational High School,  Istanbul 2019
Talked about the effect of media on new generation's eating habits and the positive influence of physical activity on academic performance. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay

G&A Healthy Life Center, Bursa 2018
Talked about how to be a smart media follower. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay. 

Health Sciences University, Istanbul 2018
Talked about how physical activity and healthy eating can affect academic performance. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay

Martyr Ilhan Sezer Religious Middle School, Bolu 2018
Talked about how our eating habits can be directed by our parents and the possible side effects of eating in front of the screen. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay.

Eyup Ozdemir Religious Middle School, Bolu 2018
Talked about hidden advertisements and the TV programmes and their effects on our eating habits. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay.

Orhan Cemal Fersoy Anatolian High School, Istanbul 2018
Talked about the traps of media in nutrition and the hidden advertisements. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay.

Gelisim University, Istanbul 2018
“True Talks About Nutrition’18” organized by Biotechonology and Life Sciences Club. Attended as a speaker with Didem Kanca Ustay to talk about the traps of media in nutrition and the hidden advertisements.

Okan University, Istanbul 2018
Who is responsible for healthy cooking? The dietitians or the chefs?” Talked about the importance of co-operation between the dietitians and the chefs. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay to the Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts.

Tokat Oku-Yorum Club, Tokat 2018
Was invited by the women's book club of Tokat. Talked about the book called "I will Start My Diet Tomorrow" with Didem Kanca Ustay

Bodrum Science Schools, Bodrum 2018
Was invited for the "World Diabetes Day". Talked about the connection between obesity and diabetes. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay. 

Bahcesehir Kindergarten, Istanbul 2018 The questions of kindergarten parents about healthy eating and how to feed their kids in the healthiest way are answered with Didem Kanca Ustay.

Artvin Coruh University, Artvin 2018
Presented to the Nutrition and Dietetic students on Career Day. Talked about the importance of media in terms of nutrition around the world. Gave tips on “how to be successful” with Didem Kanca Ustay.

Rustu Akin Technical Anatolian High School, Istanbul 2018
Talked about the effects of media on young generation’s appearance and eating disorders with Didem Kanca Ustay.

New York University Alumni Club, Istanbul 2018 
Talked about the effects of hidden and seen food advertisements on the public’s eating habits and what people should watch out for when working in high-rise buildings. Presented with Alp Sirman, M.D and Didem Kanca Ustay. 

Akyazi Anatolian High School, Sakarya 2018 
Talked about how students should question the news about nutrition in media and social media. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay.

Bosphorus University, Gastronomy and Degustation Club, Istanbul 2018 
The students asked all kinds of questions about healthy eating and living.Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay.  

Kucukyali ECA Elginkan Elementary School, Istanbul 2018
Presented a speech titled “The children are the reflection of their caregivers” with Didem Kanca Ustay.
        
Yenilevent Anatolia High School, Istanbul 2018
Talked about the possible traps of media and social media in terms of healthy eating and what to watch out for when they are getting ready for the university entrance exams. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay

Maltepe Feyzullah Turgay Ciner Middle School, Istanbul 2018
Talked about what the students should watch out for when they eat in the cafeteria of the school and the possible negative effects of media about healthy eating. Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay
        
Galatasaray High School, Istanbul 2017
“The effects of Social Media on the young generation”  Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay    
    
Gumushane University, Gumushane 2017
“The Media traps in nutrition” Presented a detailed information with Didem Kanca Ustay about how the media change the perception of people when it comes to nutrition.
        
Ustay Construction, Istanbul 2017
Talked about the truth behind the media and the environmental effect of the food we consume with Didem Kanca Ustay

Rotary Club, Istanbul 2017
Talked about food perception management by giving various detailed examples with Didem Kanca Ustay
        
SAYASA, Istanbul 2017
Performed a special presentation to 30 mothers who have babies aged between 4 and 12 months about transition to solid foods with Didem Kanca Ustay

United Nations, Istanbul 2017
Prepared the presentation about nutrition and its effect on the environment with Didem Kanca Ustay

Beykent TV, Interview with Isilay Gedik, Istanbul 2017
Talked about transition to solid food in babies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrPYgQsU7z8&feature=youtu.be

TV5, Bizimhane Programme, Istanbul 2017
Talked about what to watch out for after a month-long fasting during Ramadan and afterwards during the Eid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BODqkGkjuWA

Suadiye Haci Mustafa Tarman Anatolia High School, Istanbul 2017
Talked with Didem Kanca Ustay  about how media and social media affect teenagers’ nutritional habits and change their perception of food.
        
Atakoy Ataturk Middle School, Istanbul 2017
Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay to middle school parents. Talked about the basic principles of healthy nutrition habits. Talked about the negative effects of media and social media by using visuals such as videos, photos.
        
Atakoy 60.Yil Middle School, Istanbul 2017
Presented to middle school children with Didem Kanca Ustay the negative effects of media on healthy nutrition habits. Also emphasized that there shouldn't be any advertisements of any kinds of food since. Its not ethical.

Sehit Muhir Alkan Science High School, Istanbul 2017
Talked with Didem Kanca Ustay about how media and social media affect teenagers’ nutritional habits and change their perception of food.

Gurpinar Azime Yilmaz Elementary School, Istanbul 2017
Talked with Didem Kanca Ustay about the basic principles of nutrition to primary school students and their parents. The negative effects of media and social media are discussed by using visuals such as videos and some photographs.

FMV Isık High School, Istanbul 2017
In the “Should we eat or not to have a six-pack and a zero-fat body?” presentation with Didem Kanca Ustay, the negative effects  of media and social media in teenagers’ nutrition habits and physical appearance were discussed.

Maltepe Hasan Sadoglu Middle School, Istanbul 2017
Talked with Didem Kanca Ustay about the effects of social media in child nutrition and food advertisements by using examples.

Pinar Karsiyaka Basketball School, Istanbul 2017
Talked with Didem Kanca Ustay about the basic principles of sports nutrition in teenagers; especially, the side effects of synthetic protein supplements.
        
PUMA, Istanbul 2016
Presented a talk with Didem Kanca Ustay about the basics of sports nutrition and nutrition in general.
    
Koc (Koç) Schools, Istanbul 2016 - Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay
Informed students about the possible job opportunites at the "Career Day" after they get a nutrition degree in college

Koc (Koç) Schools, Istanbul 2015 - Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay
Talked about eating disorders, vegetarian diet, the effects of high dose of protein supplements on the body, the importance of consuming natural/organic food, mindful eating, unhealthy addictions (alcohol, cigarettes and so on...), the negative effects of social media in teenagers in terms of unhealthy eating habits and the importance of outlook
        
Aci (Açı) Schools, Istanbul 2015 - Presented with Didem Kanca Ustay
Talked about eating disorders, vegetarian diet, the effects of high dose of protein supplements on the body, the importance of consuming natural/organic food, mindful eating, unhealthy addictions (alcohol, cigarettes and so on...), the negative effects of social media in teenagers in terms of unhealthy eating habits and the importance of outlook   https://www.facebook.com/AciLise/photos/pcb.1664774257122869/1664774043789557/?type=3&theater
 

CERTIFICATES 

5. National Healthy Living Symposium, Istanbul 2016

First 1000 Days - From Infancy to Childhood & Pregnancy & Child Nutrition, Ankara 2016

Acibadem University Sport Dietician Course, Istanbul 2014

Bariatric Surgery Course,  Istanbul 2014

EASO, Obesity Task Force Teaching Course, Istanbul 2014

6.National Obesity Congress, Istanbul 2014

Istanbul Health and Nutrition Biennial, Istanbul 2014

Diet Festival Volunteers, Istanbul 2013-2014