CMTF Program Manager

Rupinder Dhaliwal, RD, FDC

Rupinder Dhaliwal is the Program Manager of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (CMTF)-Canadian Nutrition Society. As a Registered Dietitian for more than 30 years, she has extensive experience in clinical nutrition, research, program management, leadership, and networking. In her work with CMTF, she has advanced the agenda for addressing malnutrition, through the development of the national HSO malnutrition standard 2021, scientific literature reviews, creation of evidence-based presentations & resources, and liaising with multiple working groups and partners. 

In her previous role as Director of Operations of Metabolic Syndrome Canada, she led the expansion of a team-based diet and exercise intervention (the CHANGE Program) by working with several family physicians and primary care clinics across Canada. Rupinder has also played an integral role in the foundational work in critical care nutrition research, the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nutrition Support in the critically ill and in the implementation of several international nutrition clinical studies. She has also worked as a PEN® Evidence Analyst for Dietitians of Canada, a Clinical Evidence Review Consultant at Queen’s University and assisted with grant writing for the Canadian Frailty Network. She has co-authored more than 70 scientific publications and has presented at many national and international conferences.

Rupinder was awarded the “Fellow of Dietitians of Canada” award for her professional growth, excellence and career achievements and the Canadian Nutrition Society “Allied Health Award in Nutrition Care” award. She is a past member of Canadian Nutrition Society Board of Directors.