Undergraduate nutrition students at UAlberta who are on track to become registered dietitians are required to complete a research course, which exposes them to research principles and practices, pairing them with mentors to complete research projects. Over the years, more than 20 students have spent time working and learning with our group. Continue reading
It’s my pleasure to share some exciting news about our team at the PCWH.
The clinical and research work we do day-to-day includes a basic goal – to help families live their healthiest, happiest lives possible. For us, this includes working with families to make and maintain healthy lifestyle, behavioral, and cognitive (LBC) changes to prevent or manage obesity. There are a number of factors that determine the LBC decisions and choices families make to work towards this goal, factors that are usually based on their values and core beliefs.
Our research group has been fortunate to receive financial support from a number of sources over the years. Continue reading
This coming week, ~250 clinicians, educators, researchers, and trainees are meeting in Ottawa for the 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity – Understanding the Interplay Between Physical and Mental Health. Continue reading
The traditional approach in nutrition research and dietary counseling has been reductionist….vitamins, minerals, nutrients. However, it can be challenging to translate new knowledge generated from a reductionist paradigm in the real-world in which we eat snacks, meals….FOOD! This reality is demonstrated clearly in how, at different periods in time, dietary fat and sugar have been either heralded or demonized.