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Mary Hendrickson-Nelson

Faculty Lecturer
McGill Dietetics Clinical Coordinator (Stage) - Montreal General Hospital

T: 514-934-1934 ext 44706
mary [dot] hendrickson-nelson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)


BA, Biology and Spanish (College of St. Benedict’s, USA)
BSc, Nutrition and Dietetics (U of MN, USA)
MSc (Applied) Human Nutrition (Colorado State U, USA).

Awards and Recognitions

McGill Sustainable Project Fund (2011-2013) and Mary H Brown (2012-2014) grants to promote sustainable eating to McGill University students

Active Affiliations

Dietitians of Canada
Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New York Dietetic Association
AND Practice groups: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Practice Group; Nutrition Support Practice Group; Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Practice Group


MUHC Clinical Nutrition Practice Committees- Oncology Committee; Surgery/Critical Care Committee, and Outpatient Programs CommitteeFarmers’ Market Stakeholder Group (May 2012- present) to help coordinate student education and research opportunities at the McGill Farmers’ Market

Current Research/Key Role

Partner with McGill organizations including Healthy McGill, Macdonald Run Student Ecological Gardens, Out of the Garden Project, Yellow Door and McGill Farmers’ Market to create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to provide education on food preparation and sustainable food systems to McGill students and staff.

Evaluating benefits to forging links with the community through a university based gleaning and processing project

Clinical Coordinator based at the Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre (MGH, MUHC), supervising students at the MGH and other selected central and south shore Montreal sites.

Current Publications

“Modifying Students’ Intentions to Eat Sustainably” The International Journal of Sustainability Education, Volume 8, 2013, onsustainability.com, ISSN: 2325-1212, © Common Ground, Tracy McDonough, Mary Hendrickson-Nelson, Hugues Plourde, All Rights Reserved. Permissions: cg-support [at] commongroundpublishing [dot] com

Abstract: “Modifying Students’ Intentions to Eat Sustainably”. 8th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. Tracy McDonough, Hugues Plourde, Mary Hendrickson-Nelson. January 10, 2012

“An Overview of Nutrition.” With Carol Brunzell. The Outpatient Treatment ofEating Disorders. A Guide for Therapists, Dietitians, and Physicians. Ed.James E. Mitchell, MD. Minneapolis; London: U Minnesota P, 2001. 216-41. 

“Nutrition Counseling.” With Carol Brunzell. The Outpatient Treatment of Eating Disorders. A Guide for Therapists, Dietitians, and Physicians. Ed. James E. Mitchell, MD. Minneapolis; London: U Minnesota P, 2001. 242-78. 

Balanced Ways, 2nd edition.  With Iris Staubus, Teresa Rondeau- Ambrose, Rebecca Lindberg and Jane Rodriguez. Bloomington: Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners. 2000

Healthy Eating II, Simplified.  With Carol Brunzell,RD and James Mitchell, MD.Fargo, ND:  Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and the Eating Disorders Institute. 1998

Balanced Ways. With Teresa Rondeau, Barb McGonigal and Mary Erickson. Bloomington: Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners. 1997

“Nutrition Management of Eating Disorder Patients.” McASPEN Newsletter, p.2. August 1995