School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

by Kathy MacLean

Over the summer a group of Mac staff members got together to kick around ideas for an activity that would bring the Macdonald community together at the start of the school year and would tie to Macdonald’s motto “Mastery for Service.” Once the seed was planted, it didn’t take long for the theme to emerge - #MacShares. The first #MacShares event – Apple Pies – was held on Monday, September 25th. The 80 available spots for the event were filled in a matter of days.

Classified as: #MacShares
Published on: 27 Sep 2017

New research from Canada suggests that over-60s should eat protein at all three daily meals to help stave off age-related muscle decline, which can contribute to loss of independence and falls.

Researchers at McGill University in Canada studied the effects of protein consumption on muscle strength in seniors.

Older adults tend to get most of their protein from just one of their daily meals -- dinner -- whereas to help preserve their physical strength, protein consumption should be spread out throughout the day, the researchers conclude.

Classified as: senior health, nutrition
Published on: 6 Sep 2017

Quebec researchers link protein distribution to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly.

Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is one way to remedy it, but it would seem that spreading protein equally among the three daily meals could be linked to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly.

Classified as: senior health
Published on: 6 Sep 2017

Heartening to see the good work Macdonald grads Sylvie Beaudry (FdSci'88), Giuliana Di Quinzio (Nutr'00) and Pamela Yiptong (Nutr'09) are undertaking at EMSB to help children develop healthy eating habits.

...During her 29 years in the public school system, dietitian Sylvie Beaudry [(FdSci'88)] has played a role in encouraging thousands of students to develop healthy eating habits.

Classified as: nutrition, education
Published on: 31 Aug 2017

Professor Emerita Harriet Kuhnlein (School of Human Nutrition) received a 2017 Fulbright Specialist Grant that was undertaken with Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.  The award was in the category of Public/Global Health for a term of 5 weeks during February and March, 2017.  The grant was administered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State with the cooperation of World Learning. 

Classified as: Harriet V. Kuhnlein
Published on: 8 Aug 2017

Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol.

Read more in the McGill Newsroom

Classified as: calcium, cholesterol, heart disease, Luis Agellon, Marek Michalak, University of Alberta
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

Les besoins quotidiens en eau varient en fonction de la masse corporelle (30 ml d'eau par kilogramme), explique la nutritionniste Louise Thibault, professeure à l'École de nutrition humaine de l'Université McGill. « Et par boissons, on entend l'eau, mais aussi le jus, le lait, le thé, le café… », énumère Louise Thibault, qui souligne qu'en général, les gens obtiennent toute l'eau dont ils ont besoin en écoutant ce que leur corps leur dit.

La Presse+

Classified as: water, Thibault
Published on: 1 Jun 2017

Dr. Grace Marquis, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, has received $500,000 CAD from the Queen Elizabeth Scholars initiative to fund researchers and scholars at McGill and the University of Ghana.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

Classified as: funding scholars, McGill-Ghana initiative
Published on: 19 Apr 2017

Nathalie Haddad, MSc(A) '02 (Human Nutrition), was a pioneer in the UAE healthy meal delivery market when she founded her company, Right Bite, in 2004. Since then, the nutritional consultation and meal delivery service has helped its clients lose [...] 250,000 kg excess weight, she tells Caterer Middle East. And these are just the people who subscribe to Right Bite’s customized meal plan packages — this figure doesn’t take into account the customers who use the delivery arm of the company, Right Bite Express.

Classified as: nutrition, healthy meals
Published on: 24 Mar 2017

All of the participants in the inaugural Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition are to be congratulated on a job well done! Finalists (left to right) include PhD candidate Salam Habib from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition ( Second place; Supervisor: L.

Classified as: science communication, Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative
Published on: 18 Jan 2017

Breakfast pancakes, a hot cheese muffin or a succulent brownie can become only a memory to those who live with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, says Judy Campbell, a Montreal dietitian and gluten-free diet specialist... this culinary specialist who taught dietetic students nutritional and quantity food preparation for 18 years at McGill University’s School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

Published on: 21 Oct 2016

Canadian discovery may soon lead to the prevention of cardiac fibrosis

Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.

Classified as: Research, Luis Agellon, cardiac fibrosis, heart health
Published on: 27 Jul 2016

The McGill French Language Centre is offering French language courses specifically designed for students registered in professional programs for health and social sciences with the aim of preparing them for professional practice in Quebec.

Classified as: students, 2016-2017, Health and Social Services
Published on: 22 Jul 2016

 

Shorebirds breeding in Alaska are being exposed to mercury at levels that could put their populations at risk, according to new research from The Condor: Ornithological Applications.

Classified as: Research, mercury exposure, shorebirds
Published on: 13 Jul 2016

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