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A-HA Researchers presenting at CNS

May 1, 2011

A-HA researchers Dr. Heather Keller and Dr. Lisa Duizer will be presenting at this year’s Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) annual conference, held at the University of Guelph. Dr. Keller will chair a symposium reviewing results from Phase 1 of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force study looking at malnutrition in hospitals. Dr. Lisa Duizer will discuss how consumers can still enjoy foods even if the sodium content is reduced.

For more information, visit the CNS website.

Webinar: Making the Most of Mealtimes

April 5, 2011

Today the Seniors Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTN) Nutrition Community of Practice hosted a webinar titled, ‘Making the Most of Mealtimes’. Over 200 people registered for the event, where A-HA research scientists Dr. Heather Keller presented findings from her research program looking at the psychosocial dynamics of mealtime in a retirement/LTC environment. Manon Loubert shared information on the mealtime experience at Residence St. Louis, which is part of Bruyere Continuing Care.

Dr. Heather Keller in UofG Research Magazine

March 8, 2011

A-HA research scientists, Dr. Heather Keller appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of University of Guelph’s Research Magazine. She discussed her work investigating ways to improve nutrition and mealtime experiences for older adults. Dr. Keller also noted the work being done by other A-HA researchers.

For more information on A-HA research projects, visit the A-HA Projects page.

3rd Annual Health Professionals’ Forum a Success

December 22, 2010

On November 10th, health professionals, industry members and academia gathered at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to attend the 3rd Annual Health Professionals’ Forum. Presenters included academics, Dr. Alison Duncan who discussed the link between agriculture, food and health, and Dr. Ken Stark who explained strategies to help improve omega-3 intake in Long Term Care and retirement homes. In addition Elaine de Grandpre from Health Canada shed some light on the new initiative to help consumers better understand the Nutrition Facts label. And finally, before touring the Royal, attendees engaged in a panel discussion on functional foods hosted by Leslie Beck, R.D.

Visit the A-HA Blog for details.