Measuring Diet Quality and Dietary Habits: Challenges and Solutions

PhD Dissertation Award for Outstanding Research Contributing to the Degree of PhD

Date:  Monday, May 29, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 ET

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Webinar Description:
Measuring adherence to Canada's Food Guide 2019 (CFG) recommendations presents several challenges. Join us on Monday May 29th as Dr. Didier Brassard takes us through his PhD dissertation outlining some of these challenges and illustrating the feasibility to measure adherence to CFG recommendations and highlighting the value of web-based instruments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify challenges in measuring population-level adherence to Canada’s Food Guide and dietary intakes; 
  2. Learn about the development, evaluation, and application of the Healthy Eating Food Index-2019;
  3. Learn about the potential of web-based dietary assessment instruments to mitigate the limitations of traditional dietary assessment instruments.

Speaker: Didier Brassard, PhD, RD (School of Human Nutrition, McGill University)

Moderator: Benoît Lamarche, PhD (Université Laval)

The PhD Dissertation Award for Outstanding Research is given each year for outstanding research in nutrition at the PhD level and considers scientific papers constituting a publication of thesis material as a component of the award.

About the Speaker:

Didier Brassard is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at McGill University where he works with Prof. Stéphanie Chevalier to examine the adequacy of Canada's Food Guide recommendations on healthy food choices for older adults. He obtained his PhD in Nutrition from Université Laval under the supervision of Prof. Benoît Lamarche and is a registered dietitian. His research focuses on the intersection of aging and nutritional epidemiology with a particular interest in employing innovative methods for causal inference as well as statistical modelling and correction of measurement errors in dietary intakes to address research questions.

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