Well Done, Ann!

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

What Do YOU Value?

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.

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Keep It Simple…But Not TOO Simple

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.

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