Revealing the Science Behind Current Controversies in the Canadian Diet
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 ET
- Laura Chiavaroli, PhD, University of Toronto
- Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, RD, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Angelo Tremblay, PhD, Laval University
Moderator: Vera Mazurak, PhD
This special edition CNS webinar is being hosted as part of the 2019 Science Odyssey campaign #OdySci). Science Odyssey is a national campaign, powered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), that celebrates Canadian achievements in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Canadians are very interested in eating healthier. However, information is often confusing or even conflicting. This webinar will present the latest scientific evidence regarding yogurt and energy balance, the role of dairy in the risk of chronic disease, as well as data on how much sugar Canadians are consuming. Through the interactive format, webinar attendees will have the opportunity to test their knowledge and get answers to their questions around these emerging topics within the context of the Canadian diet!
Speakers will share key highlights from three sessions at the recent Canadian Nutrition Society conference held May 2-4, 2019:
- The Landscape of Sugars in Canada: How are Canadians doing?
- Dairy Products and Cardiometabolic Health: Exploring chronic disease risk
- Dairy & Plant-based Alternatives Related to Nutrition and Health
About the Speakers:
Laura Chiavaroli is a Clinical Trialist and a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Dr. John Sievenpiper at the University of Toronto. She previously completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Furio Brighenti at the Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, and an MSc and PhD with Dr. David Jenkins at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto. Laura’s primary research interests lie in the field of nutrition and cardiometabolic health, specifically on carbohydrate nutrition and obesity and diabetes. Laura has vast experience working with the Dietary Portfolio, glycemic index and on dietary sugars.
Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a registered-dietician, member of the Ordre Professionel des Diététistes du Québec. Jean-Philippe obtained a MSc in nutrition and a PhD in experimental medicine from Laval University. His research focuses on dietary determinants of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Much of his work covers the effects of dairy product consumption on cardiometabolic health. In 2018, Jean-Philippe was awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to pursue his training at Harvard under the supervision of Dr. Frank Hu.
Angelo Tremblay obtained his PhD in Physiology in Laval University, Quebec City, and is currently a professor in the Department of Kinesiology in this university. His investigations are mostly oriented towards the study of factors influencing energy balance in humans with the intent to improve obesity management. Recently, his research has been focused on the study of non-traditional determinants of obesity such as short sleep duration, low calcium/dairy intake, insufficient vitamin intake, suboptimal feeding behaviors, demanding cognitive effort and persistent organic pollutants. He is holder of the Canada Research Chair in Environment and Energy Balance.