The Podcasts from the Canadian Nutrition Society/la Société canadienne de nutrition (CNS/SCN) feature evidence-based information from healthcare providers and subject matter experts.
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Season 1, Episode 10
Nurturing young minds and beyond: The Omega-3 connection
Original Air Date: November 30, 2023
About half the brain is composed of lipids and approximately one tenth is the omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid, also known as DHA. Omega-3 fatty acids and DHA have an important role to play in the function and part of a healthy brain. Dr. Richard Bazinet is a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Acting Department Chair and Canada Research Chair in Brain Lipid Metabolism. Dr. Bazinet and his team are currently taking a kinetic and biochemical approach to studying the mechanisms by which dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids regulate the metabolism of arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids within brain phospholipids. He is also former President of the International Society Association for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Oil Chemists’ Society as well as the French Society for the Study of Lipids. In this episode, Dr. Bazinet will discuss the role of DHA in the developing brain and its impact across the rest of our lifespan and life stages. This podcast is supported by Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition.
Season 1, Episode 9
Back to the Bone: Nutrition and Osteoporosis Unraveled
Original Air Date: October 30, 2023
According to our most recent data, 2.3 million Canadians aged 40+ are living with diagnosed osteoporosis. Foods and food components help support bone health throughout the lifespan. Dr. Wendy Ward is a Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Brock University. She is passionate about understanding how foods and food bioactives modulate a healthy skeleton throughout the lifespan along with supporting organizations that advocate for bone health. Dr. Ward is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism and holds other leadership positions within Osteoporosis Canada and the Canadian Nutrition Society. She is actively involved in continuing education for health professionals and community education activities on topics about nutrition and health. In this episode, Dr. Ward will address the role of nutrition for supporting a strong skeleton and the connection with osteoporosis.
Season 1, Episode 8
Addressing Malnutrition- Stronger Together with Professor Heather Keller
Original Air Date: August 29, 2023
Malnutrition in Canada is an overlooked health issue that can have a huge impact on individuals and the health care system. Professor Heather Keller is the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging and a Professor at the University of Waterloo and a founding member of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force, also known as CMTF. She is an internationally recognized expert in geriatric nutrition, assessment, and treatment and her interests include translating research into practice and advocating for improvements in nutrition care across multiple health care settings. Professor Keller has led several national research and knowledge translation & implementation projects. She has published more than 275 peer-reviewed articles and translates much of this evidence into practice with tools and resources. In this episode, Professor Heather Keller will address the role of malnutrition on health, its impact on the healthcare system, and the key initiatives of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force.
Season 1, Episode 7
L'intelligence artificielle dans la recherche en nutrition? Entre promesses et réalité avec Dr Benoît Lamarche / Artificial Intelligence in Nutrition Research? Between Promises and Reality with Dr. Benoît Lamarche
Original Air Date: August 24, 2023
L'intelligence artificielle (IA) est un domaine en pleine évolution qui offre des possibilités inégalées de progrès et d'applications dans de nombreux domaines de la santé, y compris la nutrition. Le Dr Benoît Lamarche est professeur titulaire à l'École de nutrition de l'Université Laval et directeur scientifique du Centre de recherche sur la nutrition, la santé et la société (NUTRISS), financé par le FRQS. Il a publié plus de 425 articles évalués par des pairs sur des questions physiologiques, cliniques, épidémiologiques et de santé publique liées à l'alimentation et à la santé. Dans cet épisode, Dr Lamarche présentera de nouvelles perspectives sur le rôle de l'intelligence artificielle dans la recherche en nutrition. Veuillez noter que ce podcast est enregistré en français; cependant, vous pouvez voir le script en anglais. / Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly evolving field that offers unparalleled opportunities for progress and applications in many areas of health, including nutrition. Dr. Benoît Lamarche is a Professor at the School of Nutrition at Université Laval and Scientific Director of the FRQS-funded Centre de recherche sur la nutrition, la santé et la société (NUTRISS). He has published over 425 peer-reviewed articles on physiological, clinical, epidemiological and public health issues related to diet and health. In this episode, Dr. Lamarche will provide some new perspectives on the role of artificial intelligence in nutrition research. Please note that this podcast has been recorded in French; however, you may view the script in English. For an English Transcript visit: https://mcusercontent.com/8cd2c309ad23618d521742c2e/files/a65a08bb-bcc4-515c-66b5-80e2362f1265/Episode_7_Transcript.pdf
Season 1, Episode 6
Unpacking Canada’s Move Against Unhealthy Food Marketing to Children with Dr. Mavra Ahmed
Original Air Date: July 31, 2023
With the increase in the use of digital devices also comes with the harmful impact of digital marketing for unhealthy food and beverage products, particularly to children, affecting their attitudes, habits, dietary intakes, and health. Dr. Mavra Ahmed is a Research Fellow in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto and at the Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition. Her research on the food and nutrition policy initiatives at the population level has contributed to improvements in the Canadian food environment. She is also passionate about developing equitable population level interventions to enable healthier dietary decision-making. She also teaches an excellent and newly developed course on public health nutrition and food policy at York University. In this episode, Dr. Ahmed will discuss restriction of marketing unhealthy foods to children.
Season 1, Episode 5
Carving out your Career Path: Lessons Learned
Original Air Date: June 02, 2023
One of the biggest challenges that students face in their training is figuring out what path to take, what skills to obtain, and how to get started on their career journey. Megan Nechanicky, RD, MSc is the Nutrition Manager for North America Retail and Global Health & Wellness communications at General Mills, providing strategic direction for business and R&D partners related to health and wellness. Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, PhD, RD is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Université Laval and researcher in the Centre Nutrition, Santé et Société (NUTRISS) focusing on the prevention and management of cardiometabolic diseases with diet and medication. Shirin Panahi, PhD is the Scientific Director at the Canadian Nutrition Society where she provides scientific leadership, guidance for programs and educational initiatives and is adjunct professor at Université Laval focusing on the role of diet and its components in the prevention and management of obesity. William Yan, PhD is a Scientist Emeritus from Health Canada where he was Director of the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences in the Food Directorate and led several high profile ministerial priorities under the Healthy Eating Strategy. Dr. Yan has also been an adjunct and part-time professor at the University of Ottawa for over 25 years. In this episode, these panelists, from major career areas in nutrition, discuss the invaluable lessons they have learned during their inspiring career paths, exploring the intersections of nutrition, research, and personal growth. This podcast is supported by the CIHR INMD Training and Support Grant.
Season 1, Episode 4
Understanding eating behaviours to promote healthy eating, metabolic health and body weight management with Dr. Vicky Drapeau
Original Air Date: April 28, 2023
WHAT we eat and HOW we eat includes determinants such as the environment and genetics, which influence appetite and body weight control, metabolic health and eating behaviours in children and adults. Dr. Vicky Drapeau is a professor in the Département d’éducation physique at Université Laval, a dietitian, co-founder and co-ordinator of the Clinique de nutrition and Scientific Director of the sustainable health consultation committee at the university. Dr. Drapeau’s current research is supported by CIHR, SSHRC, and Dairy Farmers of Canada. In this episode, Dr. Drapeau will discuss the role of certain foods in body weight management, metabolic health, and eating behaviours. This podcast is sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Season 1, Episode 3
New perspectives on the role of dairy in type 2 diabetes with Dr. Anthony Hanley
Original Air Date: April 11, 2023
Roughly 90% of Canadians with diabetes are living with type 2 diabetes. There is growing evidence suggesting a protective role of dairy products in diabetes risk. Dr. Anthony Hanley is a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, and a Scientist at the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Dr. Hanley’s research is supported by Diabetes Canada, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Dairy Farmers of Canada, and the University of Toronto Banting and Best Diabetes Centre. In this episode, Dr. Hanley will discuss his perspectives on the role of dairy in type 2 diabetes. This podcast is sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Season 1, Episode 2
The role of the food matrix and meal combinations in metabolic health and appetite control with Dr. G. Harvey Anderson
Original Air Date: March 08, 2023
Whole foods and meal combinations need consideration in postprandial glycemic and appetite control. There is also a need to improve nutritional quality of highly processed plant-based substitutes for dairy and other animal products. Caution in selecting plant-based processed products is important and regulations and labelling also need attention. Dr. Harvey Anderson is a Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, University of Toronto and Director of the NSERC University-Industry PFSRNA. In this episode, Dr. Anderson will explore the role of the food matrix and meal combinations in metabolic and appetite control. This podcast is sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Season 1, Episode 1
A Primer on Protein, Exercise and the Latest Research with Dr. Stuart Phillips
Original Air Date: March 06, 2023
Maintaining muscle mass is one of the key elements of longevity. As we age, our protein requirements increase, but that is only part of the picture. Exercise is a key ingredient too. Dr. Stuart Phillips is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health, Professor of Kinesiology at McMaster University, and Director of the McMaster University Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. In this inaugural conversation, Dr. Phillips will dive into aging, muscle loss and the increased importance of dietary protein and exercise.