Human Nutrition

La nutrition ne peut plus être que l’affaire de femmes blanches, minces et souriantes qui mangent des pommes – le cliché de la nutritionniste vue par Google Images. Un groupe de travail sur le racisme en nutrition « a été mis sur pied il y a quelques mois, dans la foulée de la mort de George Floyd et des questions qui en ont découlé », indique Mélanie Champagne, directrice des communications de l’Ordre des diététistes-nutritionnistes du Québec. Portrait de la situation, en sept bouchées.

Classified as: nutrition, racism, Dietetics
Published on: 31 May 2021

The cocktail of beneficial bacteria passed from mother to infant through breast milk changes significantly over time and could act like a daily booster shot for infant immunity and metabolism.

Classified as: breast milk, bacteria, breast feeding, microbiome, mothers, infants, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Kristine Koski
Published on: 23 Feb 2021

Inter-provincial survey gauges how Canadians have accessed food during the pandemic and their perceptions of food systems

Shopping anxiety, higher food prices and individual income limitations are some of the factors making access to food challenging for Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study suggests.

Classified as: covid-19, food security, Daiva Nielsen, School of Human Nutrition, food access
Published on: 18 Dec 2020

Kate Sinclair is working at the World Food Programme, Sri Lanka while simultaneously finishing her PhD in Human Nutrition at McGill

December 10, was a typical day at the office for Kate Sinclair… Kind of, but not really. Not by a long shot.

Classified as: Nobel Peace Prize, global nutrition, food security, Kate Sinclair
Published on: 18 Dec 2020

Macdonald Dietetics students Alyshia Guan, Asmaa Housni, Danielle Kasis Akal and Kristina Madjuga were recent Forces AVENIR award winners (health category) for their work as part of the Collaboration Interprofessionelle Montréalaise Étudiante (CIME). CIME is an interprofessional team of medical, nursing, dietetics and social work students sharing the common goal of diminishing healthcare gaps experienced by asylum seekers in Montreal.

Classified as: e-newsletter, publucations
Published on: 4 Nov 2020
| Valerie MacLeod

Although Homecoming 2020 took on a different shape this year, the new virtual delivery of Masterclasses and other celebratory events gave alumni a unique opportunity to tune in to fascinating discussions on a variety of different topics, at their convenience, from the comfort of their homes.

Classified as: e-newsletter, publications
Published on: 3 Nov 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life for citizens in most countries around the world. The speed at which the public had to react and adapt to government directives for physical distancing is unprecedented, causing numerous hardships in acquiring the essentials.

Classified as: e-newsletter
Published on: 14 Sep 2020

Congratulations to Treena Wasonti:io Delormier, School of Human Nutrition and Associate Director of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE), who has been awarded a Canada Research Chair Tier II in Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Food Security.

Classified as: Canada Research Chairs
Published on: 30 Jun 2020

McGill researcher launches online survey to study the food shopping experiences of Quebecers during COVID-19

A McGill human health expert [Daiva Nielsen, SHN] is looking for Quebecers to take her online survey to collect data about people’s food shopping experiences during the period of strict COVID-19 physical distancing measures.

Classified as: covid-19, food, shopping habits
Published on: 12 Jun 2020

A group of nutrition researchers at McGill University is trying to understand how the eating habits of Canadians are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Your participation to the COVIDiet study will help researchers better understand how this pandemic is affecting the eating habits of Canadians to inform public health agencies in future economic crises and isolation measures.

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Classified as: covid-19, dietary choices, pandemic
Published on: 12 Jun 2020

Indigenous Peoples around the world are suffering disproportionately from the impacts of pollution. After surveying close to 700 articles covering different disciplines and regions of the world, a research team led by Helsinki University and involving McGill has highlighted key factors that contribute to this situation.

Classified as: Indigenous Peoples, pollution
Published on: 1 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 Food Study aims to understand household experiences with food access in Quebec during the pandemic, lead by Principal Investigator Prof. Daiva Neilsen (SHN). The study is funded by a McGill SSHRC Institutional Grant and MI4 Emergency COVID-19 Research Funding (ECRF) Program.

Classified as: covid-19
Published on: 20 May 2020

A team of Montreal researchers has devised a new set of criteria to better diagnose a disease that affects the elderly, sarcopenia, which causes loss of muscle mass.

The improved criteria raise hopes that physicians will be able to detect the disease in people earlier, and therefore, to recommend certain types of exercise and nutrition to stem the loss of muscle mass, say scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

Classified as: elderly, muscle mass, aging
Published on: 6 Sep 2019

Stéphanie Chevalier, professeure associée à l'École de nutrition humaine de l'Université McGill, souligne elle aussi que le grilled cheese présente des risques particuliers parce qu'il est collant. Il le sera d'autant s'il est servi froid, par exemple à cause d'un délai pour le découper en morceaux, a-t-elle dit.

Classified as: grill cheese
Published on: 5 Aug 2019


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