News - Jul 2016

Heather Keller receives Innovation Award from Dietitians of Canada

July 4, 2016

HK DC Award 2016Congratulations to A-HA research scientist Heather Keller (Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition and Aging) for receiving an Innovation Award from Dietitians of Canada (DC)!

Heather was recognized at DC’s annual conference last month for her work with the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force and the development of a nutrition care pathway for acute care (INPAC). The pathway is now being trialled in 5 hospitals as part of the More-2-Eat project. The team will also explore an enhanced energy and protein supplementation for older adults and will track any improvements in muscle and function.  At the end of this project, the research team hopes to have an effective implementation program consisting of staff training and patient education, and other materials to support broad dissemination/implementation of INPAC.