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Acta Portuguesa de Nutrição     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Eating Disorders : Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Advances in Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
African Journal of Biomedical Research     Open Access  
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Aktuelle Ernährungsmedizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Botany     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 176)
American Journal of Food and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
American Journal of Food Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Amerta Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Annual Review of Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Appetite     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Arab Journal of Nutrition and Exercise     Open Access  
Archive of Food and Nutritional Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
BMC Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
British Journal Of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 96)
Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l'alimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Case Reports in Clinical Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Childhood Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 94)
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Clinical Nutrition Experimental     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Nutrition Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Nutrition Open Science     Open Access  
Clinical Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Comparative Exercise Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Current Nutrition & Food Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Current Nutrition Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
DEMETRA : Alimentação, Nutrição & Saúde     Open Access  
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 48)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Ecology of Food and Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Egyptian Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ernährung & Medizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
European Journal of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Food & Nutrition Research     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Food and Environmental Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Food and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Food and Nutrition Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Food and Waterborne Parasitology     Open Access  
Food Digestion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Food Frontiers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Food Hydrocolloids for Health     Open Access  
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Food Science & Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 59)
Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Frontiers in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Functional Foods in Health and Disease     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Genes & Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Journal     Open Access  
Human Nutrition & Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Food and Nutrition Progress     Open Access  
International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Eating Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Transplant and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 93)
International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88)
Journal of Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Dietary Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Eating Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Ethnic Foods     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Food & Nutritional Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Food Chemistry and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Medicinal Herbs and Ethnomedicine     Open Access  
Journal of Muscle Foods     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism     Open Access  
Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy     Open Access  
Journal of Nutritional Ecology and Food Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Nutritional Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Renal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Sensory Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 61)
Journal of the American College of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Jurnal Gizi dan Dietetik Indonesia : Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Gizi Indonesia / The Indonesian Journal of Nutrition     Open Access  
Jurnal Gizi Klinik Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Gizi dan Makanan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Riset Kesehatan     Open Access  
La Ciencia al Servicio de la Salud y Nutrición     Open Access  
Lifestyle Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lifestyle Journal     Open Access  
Maternal & Child Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Médecine & Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription  
Media Gizi Indonesia     Open Access  
Metabolism and Nutrition in Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Molecular Nutrition & Food Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
NFS Journal     Open Access  
Nigerian Food Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
npj Science of Food     Open Access  
Nutrición Hospitalaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nutrients     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Nutrire     Hybrid Journal  
Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Nutrition & Dietetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Nutrition & Food Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Nutrition & Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Nutrition & Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Nutrition - Science en évolution     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Nutrition and Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Nutrition and Dietary Supplements     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Nutrition and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Nutrition and Metabolic Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nutrition Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Nutrition Bytes     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Nutrition in Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Nutrition Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Nutrition Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Nutrition Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Nutrition Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Nutrition Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Nutritional Neuroscience : An International Journal on Nutrition, Diet and Nervous System     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Obesity Facts     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Obesity Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Oil Crop Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Open Food Science Journal     Open Access  
Open Nutrition Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Open Obesity Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Pediatric Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Perspectivas en Nutrición Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
PharmaNutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Plant Foods for Human Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Plant Production Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Progress in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Public Health Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
RBNE - Revista Brasileira de Nutrição Esportiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RBONE - Revista Brasileira de Obesidade, Nutrição e Emagrecimento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Chilena de Nutricion     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revista Mexicana de Trastornos Alimentarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Salud Pública y Nutrición     Open Access  
Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional     Open Access  
South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
The Australian Coeliac     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Topics in Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
UNICIÊNCIAS     Open Access  
Universal Journal of Food and Nutrition Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
World Food Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
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ISSN (Print) 1486-3847 - ISSN (Online) 2292-9592
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  • The future of dietetics starts with education (research)!

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      Pages: 103 - 103
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 3, Page 103-103, September 2022.

      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-09-01T04:12:51Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-032
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Identifiable Dietary Patterns of Pregnant Women: A Canadian Sample

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      Authors: Lydia Tegwyn Mosher, Jamie A. Seabrook, Jasna Twynstra
      Pages: 104 - 111
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 3, Page 104-111, September 2022.
      Purpose: To estimate the percentage of a sample of pregnant women in Canada following a vegetarian, vegan, low-carbohydrate, gluten-free, Mediterranean, or well-balanced diet, before and during pregnancy and to explore if pregnant women received and were satisfied with nutrition information received from health care providers (HCPs).Methods: Participants were conveniently sampled through Facebook and Twitter. An online survey collected data on sociodemographic characteristics, maternal diet, and whether women received and were satisfied with nutrition information from their HCPs. The McNemar test assessed changes in the proportion of diets followed before and during pregnancy.Results: Of 226 women, most followed a well-balanced diet before (76.9%) and during (72.9%) pregnancy (p = 0.26). Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, and low-carbohydrate diets were the least followed diets before and during pregnancy (vegetarian: 7.6% vs 5.3%; gluten-free: 4.9% vs 4.0%; vegan: 2.7% vs 2.2%; low-carbohydrate:4.0% vs 0.4%). Overall, the number of women following restrictive diets before pregnancy was significantly reduced throughout pregnancy (19.1% vs 12.0%, p 
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-01-11T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2021-040
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • “It Literally Can Save Lives”: How Challenging Structural Inequities
           in Sexual Orientation and Gender Priorities Can Create Change in the
           Canadian Dietetic Profession

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      Authors: Nicholas Hickens, Duygu Gunaydin, Drew Burchell, Phillip Joy
      Pages: 112 - 119
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 3, Page 112-119, September 2022.
      Purpose: Our aim was to explore Canadian dietitians’ knowledge, beliefs, and values relating to the nutritional care of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and other queer groups (2SLGBTQ+).Methods: The research was qualitative and used a poststructural theoretical lens. Interviews were conducted with 16 Canadian dietitians. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis.Results: Three themes were noted: (i) moving away from the binary; (ii) systemic discrimination and 2SLGBTQ+ experiences; and (iii) professional organizations and advocacy. The participants discussed structural, professional, and cultural barriers that affect the nutrition and health experiences of sexual and gender diverse groups.Conclusion: Dietetic institutions and regulatory bodies must provide sexual and gender diversity resources and engage in activities that acknowledge the lives and nutritional concerns of sexual and gender diverse people. Such advocacy is a means to provide more inclusive and equitable care. Key recommendations for structural changes within the profession include using an intersectional lens and a critical dietetic approach to nutritional care.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-005
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Adopting Sustainable Menu Practices in Healthcare Institutions: Perceived
           Barriers and Facilitators

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      Authors: Béatrice Dagenais, Annie Marquez, Josée Lavoie, Beth Hunter, Geneviève Mercille
      Pages: 120 - 127
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 3, Page 120-127, September 2022.
      Purpose: The healthcare sector is an important area for sustainable food initiatives, given its inherent mission to heal and its substantial impact on the food system. Foodservice managers can take part in these initiatives by using sustainable menu practices (SMPs). This study aimed to explore managerial perceptions of barriers and facilitators to adopting SMPs in Québec healthcare institutions.Methods: Seventeen foodservice managers were recruited through purposeful sampling to participate in a qualitative semi-structured interview. The Diffusion of Innovations theory was used to assess the main determinants of the diffusion of an innovation (SMPs) through a complex social system (healthcare organization).Results: Participants reported more barriers than facilitators. Lack of support at many levels was recognized as a major hindrance to SMP adoption, as were shortfalls in political directives. Increased collaboration between all food system actors and better communication in healthcare were perceived as needed for increased SMP adoption.Conclusions: This research contributes to an in-depth understanding of managerial experiences in SMP adoption in various regional and healthcare settings. Findings suggest the need for support and strategies that would remove important barriers for foodservice managers and contributed to the development of a guide to support foodservice managers in implementing SMPs.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-007
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Comprehensive Nutrition Interventions in First Nation-Operated Schools in
           Canada

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      Authors: Christina Gillies, Rosanne Blanchet, Rebecca Gokiert, Anna Farmer, Noreen D. Willows
      Pages: 128 - 132
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 3, Page 128-132, September 2022.
      Comprehensive school-based nutrition interventions offer a promising strategy to support healthy eating for First Nations children. A targeted strategic review was performed to identify nutrition interventions in 514 First Nation-operated schools across Canada through their websites. Directed content analysis was used to describe if interventions used 1 or more of the 4 components of the Comprehensive School Health (CSH) framework. Sixty schools had interventions. Nearly all (n = 56, 93%) schools offered breakfast, snack, and (or) lunch programs (social and physical environment). About one-third provided opportunities for students to learn about traditional healthy Indigenous foods and food procurement methods (n = 18, 30%) (teaching and learning) or facilitated connections between the school and students’ families or the community (n = 16, 27%) (partnerships and services). Few schools (n = 10, 17%) had a nutrition policy outlining permitted foods (school policy). Less than 1% (n = 3) of interventions included all 4 CSH components. Results suggest that most First Nation-operated schools provide children with food, but few have nutrition interventions that include multiple CSH components. First Nation-operated schools may require additional financial and (or) logistical support to implement comprehensive school-based nutrition interventions, which have greater potential to support long-term health outcomes for children than single approaches.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-01-11T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2021-039
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Using Nutrition Knowledge and Diet Quality Questionnaires as Screening
           Tools to Identify Female Collegiate Athletes in Need of Dietitian Referral
           

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      Authors: Jensen Skinner, Kaila A. Vento, Carol S. Johnston, Floris C. Wardenaar
      Pages: 133 - 138
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 3, Page 133-138, September 2022.
      The purpose of this study was to evaluate nutrition knowledge and diet quality in collegiate athletes to determine if referral to a sports registered dietitian (RD) is warranted. This cross-sectional study analyzed four sections of the Nutrition for Sport Knowledge Questionnaire and the Rapid Eating Assessment for Patients Questionnaire, both validated in athletic populations. The relationship between nutrition knowledge and diet quality was evaluated. Significance was set at P ≤ 0.05. One hundred and twenty athletes reported a median nutrition score of 52 (45–61), and a dietary quality score of 53 (46–58), with a weak, positive association between both (r = 0.28 (95% CI: 0.11–0.44), P 
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-004
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Dietetic Students’ Perceptions of Learning Professional Competencies
           with Four Simulations Throughout a Semester

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      Authors: Mylène Rosa, Isabelle Giroux
      Pages: 139 - 143
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 3, Page 139-143, September 2022.
      In nursing and medicine, taking part in simulation activities has been shown to be beneficial for students’ learning; however, little has been documented in dietetics. This study aimed to document the perceived effect of 4 simulations on development of professional competencies by dietetic students. A mixed-method convergent approach was used with pre- and post-questionnaires, interviews, and a focus group discussion to look at dietetic students’ perceptions of learning as part of a Nutrition Assessment course. Nonparametric tests for questionnaires and theme analysis for transcripts were used to examine data. After analysis, data were compared and merged for interpretation. Results showed that participants perceived a significant increase in comprehension of various competencies with simulations. In interviews and a focus group, a participant subgroup (n = 7) perceived an enriched understanding of some dietetic competencies compared with pre-simulations. Simulations seemed to have transformed classroom concepts to a more practical understanding of dietetic practice. More studies are needed to identify if these results could be replicated in different settings. Simulations had a positive effect on students’ perception of competencies development and may be an andragogical tool of choice to support preparing future dietitians for entry to practice.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-006
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Impact of the COVID-19-induced shift to online dietetics training on PDEP
           competency acquisition and mental health

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      Authors: Kelsey Van, David M. Beauchamp, Hiba Rachid, Marina Mansour, Brooklyne Buckley, Debora Choi, Alexia Prescod, Jennifer M. Monk
      Pages: 144 - 146
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 3, Page 144-146, September 2022.
      Purpose: A pilot study to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and shift to online learning and practicum training on dietetics students’ perceptions of Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) competency acquisition and mental health.Methods: Dietetics students (n = 19) at the University of Guelph (2020–2021) were invited to complete an anonymous online survey to assess self-reported online dietetics practicum training experiences including (i) benefits and challenges, (ii) PDEP competency acquisition, and (iii) impact on mental health.Results: The benefits of online dietetics training included schedule flexibility (42.1%), reduced commute time (31.6%), and acquiring virtual counselling experience (21.1%). Reported challenges were insufficient communication with preceptors (36.8%), increased project workload (57.9%), and technology (15.8%). In online practicum placements, 52.6% of dietetics students reported adequately acquiring all PDEP competencies, with Nutrition Care identified as the most challenging to obtain (63.2%). A negative impact on mental health and increased levels of stress/anxiety were reported in 94.7% of trainees. Notably, 63.2% of students favoured continuation of online dietetics training through a hybrid or entirely online format.Conclusion: Online dietetics training has the potential to complement the traditional in-person model; however, further adaptation is required to optimize PDEP competency acquisition and students’ mental health.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-002
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Benefits of a Standardized Enteral Feeding Protocol on the Nutrition and
           Health Outcomes of Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants

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      Authors: Rhea D’Costa, Sandra Fucile, Brittany Dickson, Alessia Gallipoli, Kimberly E Dow
      Pages: 147 - 150
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 3, Page 147-150, September 2022.
      Purpose: To compare nutrition and health outcomes before and after implementing a standardized enteral feeding protocol on nutrition and health outcomes in very low birth weight preterm infants.Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed evaluating preterm infants, born less than 34 weeks gestation and weighing less than 1500 g, before and after the implementation of a standardized enteral feeding protocol. Outcomes included weaning of parenteral nutrition, initiation and advancement of enteral feeds, initiation of human-milk fortifier (HMF), change in weight z-score and neonatal morbidities.Results: Fifty-six infants (30 in pre-group, 26 in post-group) met the inclusion criteria. Infants in the standardized enteral feeding protocol group started enteral feeds earlier (p = 0.039) and received full HMF fortification at lower weights (p = 0.033) than those in the pre-group. Fewer days on continuous positive airway pressure (p = 0.021) and lower rates of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (p = 0.018) were also observed in the post-group. Weaning of parenteral nutrition and weight z-score were not significantly different between groups. There were no differences in other morbidities.Conclusion: Study results suggest that adopting a standardized enteral feeding protocol may promote early initiation of enteral feeds and fortification.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-003
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 3 (2022)
       
  • The Hospital Food Experience Questionnaire Predicts Adult Patient Food
           Intake

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      Authors: Vanessa Trinca, Lisa Duizer, RD Heather Keller
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: Describe food/beverage intake among all patients and those with low meal intake and determine if the Hospital Food Experience Questionnaire (HFEQ), or its shorter version (HFEQ-sv), predicts food intake while considering patient (e.g., gender) and hospital characteristics (e.g., foodservice model).Methods: Cross-sectional study of 1087 adult patients from 16 hospitals in Ontario, Canada. The valid and reliable HFEQ assessed patients’ meal quality perceptions. Visual estimation determined overall meal and food/beverage intake using the Comstock method. Binary logistic regressions tested the association between patient and hospital characteristics and whether HFEQ or HFEQ-sv scores added utility in predicting overall meal intake (≤50% vs. ≥75%).Results: Approximately 29% of patients consumed ≤50% of their meal. Models assessing patient and hospital characteristics and either the HFEQ or the HFEQ-sv were significant (LRT(43) = 72.25, P = 0.003; LRT(43) = 93.46, P 
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-024
       
  • Undergraduate Medical Students’ Perceptions of Nutrition Education at
           the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

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      Authors: Erica Dubois, Nicholas Ducharme, Dayna Lalonde, Lee Rysdale
      Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      The objective of this evaluation was to determine Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) undergraduate medical education (UME) students’ perceptions of the curriculum related to their nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and counseling self-efficacy/confidence. A 16-item electronic survey (Qualtrics©) was developed, and it included nutrition competency statements, adult and pediatric nutrition assessment and counseling confidence, and nutrition curriculum satisfaction. Students in Years 2, 3, and 4 (n = 192, 66%–73% female) were invited to answer the survey. Of the 61 respondents, 50.8% were Year 2, 34.9% Year 3, and 10.6% Year 4. Overall, 72.1% of the respondents were dissatisfied. Respondents perceived they were least competent in strategies to prevent and treat disease (72.1%), in applying basic dietary strategies (65.6%), and in ethics and nutrition management (62.3%), whereas 52.5% felt competent in the team approach to nutrition care. Respondents reported lowest confidence (less than 10%–15%) in specialized nutrition support, cancer care, renal nutrition, and mental health/eating disorders for both populations. NOSM medical learners reported curriculum dissatisfaction, nutrition incompetence, and poor levels of perceived confidence in nutrition management. Results will be used to inform nutrition curriculum enhancements and future outcome evaluations. Current and future physicians with enhanced nutrition knowledge, awareness of the Registered Dietitian (RD) roles, and an understanding of when to refer patients to an RD can provide better patient-centred care.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-025
       
  • Dietitians Working in Continuing Care Facilities in Nova Scotia: Pre- and
           Post-COVID-19 First Wave

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      Authors: Linda Mann, Safura Syed, Rachel Waugh
      Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Continuing care (CC) facilities have been impacted by a growing demand for services, insufficient resources for the provision of quality food and nutrition care, and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. This study explored the roles and responsibilities of dietitians working in CC facilities in Nova Scotia (NS) before and after the COVID-19 first wave. Using ethics-approved questionnaires, the estimated 75 dietitians working in CC facilities in NS were surveyed in Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 about their roles and responsibilities. Twenty responded to the first questionnaire and 15 to the second. Analysis of data included simple statistical and qualitative description methods. The findings highlighted the complexities and challenges faced by these dietitians in the provision of resident nutrition care, overseeing foodservices, training staff and dietetic interns, and contributing to facility specific care committees before and after the COVID-19 first wave. There is a need to advocate for minimum standards for dietetic and foodservice funding in CC facilities based on higher acuity and complex care needs of residents and considering the multifaceted roles of dietitians in CC. Efforts to improve awareness about the roles of dietitians working in CC among resident families, other dietitians, and dietetic interns are also needed.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-026
       
  • Applicability of the Socioecological Model for Understanding and Reducing
           Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods in Canada

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      Authors: Nicolas Woods, Jason Gilliland, Jamie A. Seabrook
      Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) have become a major contributor to the diets of Canadians, with a recent report from Statistics Canada suggesting Canadians are consuming almost one-half of their calories from UPFs. Research has linked UPF consumption with increased risk for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, among others. This paper sought to investigate the popularity of UPFs, particularly among children and teens, utilizing the socioecological model as a framework to illustrate how influences at multiple levels (i.e., public policy, organizational, community, interpersonal, and individual) have played a role in the proliferation of UPFs. Evidence from previous studies is used to identify how factors at different levels may influence UPF consumption and discuss potential strategies for reducing UPF consumption. To meaningfully reduce UPF consumption among Canadians, all levels should be considered, with the goal of creating a healthier Canadian population.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-027
       
  • Acceptability of an Online Module Addressing Weight Bias: Perspectives and
           Attitudes of Undergraduate Health Students and Instructors

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      Authors: Amanda Raffoul, Lesley Andrade, Rachel B. Acton, Kirsten M. Lee, Kathleen E. Burns, Katelyn M. Godin, Rhona M. Hanning
      Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Weight bias and discrimination are highly pervasive and harmful to Canadians with higher weights. Researchers and practitioners who deliver, evaluate, and advise on dietary and weight-related interventions may inadvertently perpetuate weight bias through their work; however, trainees in these fields rarely have access to weight bias education within their applied health programs. This study evaluated the acceptability of an online educational weight bias module developed for undergraduate students enrolled in health courses. The intervention included a pre-recorded 20-minute online module with prompts for reflection or discussion, a self-assessment quiz, as well as a separate module and range of resources for instructors. Overall, 211 students from applied health courses and 4 instructors completed an online survey querying the module’s delivery, impact, and relevance. Students agreed that the module provided useful information (82%), was easy to understand (97%), and was the right length (75%), but reported wanting more interactivity and engagement with the content. Instructors found the module engaging and useful and expressed interest in additional resources and support for weight bias education. Future research should explore the impact of weight bias education on students’ weight-related attitudes and perceptions as well as feasibility and relevance of online features such as multimedia tools.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-028
       
  • Assessment of Knowledge of Gluten-Free Diet Amongst Food Handlers in
           Hospitals

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      Authors: Felix Zhou, Tyler Mullen, Tasha Kulai, Mohsin Rashid
      Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: When admitted to the hospital, individuals with celiac disease rely on food handlers for provision of safe, uncontaminated gluten-free meals. We aimed to assess the knowledge of gluten-free diet (GFD) amongst individuals involved in meal preparation for patients.Methods: A questionnaire with 10 demographic and 35 test items to assess knowledge of GFD, including workplace scenarios encountered in meal preparation, was administered to food handlers including cooks, utility workers, dietary technicians, and supervisors in 2 tertiary care, university-affiliated hospitals. A score of ≥28 of 35 (≥80%) was considered a “pass”.Results: A total of 72 individuals completed the study, mean age 40.3 ± 1.6 years, 75% female. Only 42 (56.8%) scored ≥80% and achieved a pass. The average score was 75.9% ± 13.4%, range 25.7%–100%. The supervisors had significantly higher scores (87.9% ± 11.4%) than utility workers (73.0% ± 11.4%; P = 0.01) and cooks (71.7% ± 14.5%; P = 0.01). Cooks had the lowest scores with 80% scoring 
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-029
       
  • Food Values, Food Purchasing, and Eating-Related Outcomes Among a Sample
           of Quebec Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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      Authors: Daiva E. Nielsen, Irem Karamanoglu, Hannah Yang Han, Katherine Labonté, Catherine Paquet
      Pages: 1 - 8
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: This investigation evaluated food values, food purchasing, and other food and eating-related outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec, Canada. The role of stress in eating outcomes was also examined.Methods: An online household survey was conducted among Quebec adults aged ≥18 years (n = 658). Changes in outcomes during, as compared to before, the pandemic were evaluated using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis of free text responses. Eating outcomes by daily stress level (low, some, high) were assessed using Cochran–Armitage test for trend.Results: Most respondents reported increased importance and purchasing of local food products (77% and 68%, respectively) and 60% reported increased grocery spending (mean ± standard deviation: 28% ± 23%). Respondents with a higher daily stress level had a higher frequency of reporting eating more than usual compared to before the pandemic (low stress 21%, some stress 34%, high stress 39%, p-trend 
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-030
       
  • Prenatal Nutrition Care in Alberta: The Perspectives of Pregnant Women and
           Registered Dietitians

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      Authors: Dragana Misita, Sharan Aulakh, Venu Jain, Maira Quintanilha, Maria B. Ospina, Rhonda C. Bell
      Pages: 1 - 7
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Introduction: Optimizing women’s diets in pregnancy improves maternal and child health outcomes; however, the best format for supporting women’s nutrition goals in pregnancy is not clear, and access to dietetic services is not standard in prenatal care in Alberta. This study explored women’s perceptions about access to Registered Dietitians (RDs) throughout pregnancy and RDs experiences providing prenatal nutrition counselling.Methods: Two studies were conducted. Study A: Pregnant women completed a short survey while attending a prenatal appointment in a large prenatal clinic. The survey assessed women’s perspectives about accessing dietetic services during pregnancy. Survey data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Study B: RDs participated in either a semi-structured phone interview or a focus group and described their experiences working with pregnant women. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis.Results: One hundred pregnant women completed the survey. Ninety percent indicated that they had not seen a RD at this time in pregnancy, and 48% reported that they would like to access a RD in pregnancy, if available. Dietitians discussed the diversity of women’s concerns and the challenges to providing prenatal nutrition support.Conclusions: Women have nutrition-related questions during pregnancy. Dietitians experience challenges providing services in the current care systems.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-031
       
  • Safe, Seen, and Supported: Navigating Eating Disorders Recovery in the
           2SLGBTQ+ Communities

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      Authors: Megan White, Shaleen Jones, Phillip Joy
      Pages: 1 - 9
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: Our purpose was to explore the experiences of self-identifying Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (2SLGBTQ+) Canadians in treatments for their eating disorders (EDs). By knowing more about their experiences, we hoped to better understand how dietitians and ED service providers can better support 2SLGBTQ+ clients.Methods: Ten self-identifying 2SLGBTQ+ individuals reporting concerns regarding body image or eating patterns, as well as accessing support services or treatments, within Canada were recruited through social media platforms. Participants took part in semi-structured interviews. Data were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using thematic analysis.Results: Four themes are presented: (i) feelings of judgement and otherness, (ii) experiencing shame in EDs and 2SLGBTQ+ identity, (iii) perceiving a lack of understanding and knowledge, and (iv) sharing lived experiences with the care team.Conclusions: Increased focus on trauma-informed approaches to ED treatment in 2SLGBTQ+ populations are indicated so that 2SLGBTQ+ clients feel comfortable to share. Increased education in 2SLGBTQ+ terminology and gender expression is recommended for dietetic professionals. We also recommend increased recruitment efforts for more diverse care teams.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-033
       
  • Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Implications for Conducting
           Nutrition/Health Research in Canadian Federal Correctional Facilities

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      Authors: Claire Johnson
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      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      While conducting nutrition/health research into weight changes during incarceration and related determinants, it became apparent that the correctional setting in Canada was unique and required study design modifications to ensure study success. Consequently, we made many methodological adjustments during recruitment and data collection because of unforeseen challenges in the correctional context. This paper provides an illustrative example and shares insights on the challenges faced when conducting nutrition/health research in Canadian correctional facilities. Guidance on how to adapt research methods to make them more conducive to this unique environment is provided. This paper also highlights the importance of conducting nutrition/health research in this setting, especially given the lack of this type of research and the need for more evidence-based data to guide health promotion and nutritional interventions in Canadian correctional facilities.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-034
       
  • Predictors of Tri-council Funding Among Nutrition Researchers in Canada

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      Authors: Natalie D. Riediger, Maria Kisselgoff, Maureen Cooper, Kelsey Mann, Hannah Derksen, Maria Gaddi, Patti Glazer
      Pages: 1 - 8
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: Barriers in research for women and dietitians have been documented. We sought to describe tri-council funding awarded within the nutrition discipline according to institution type, academic rank, gender, dietitian status, and primary research methods used.Methods: Using an online search methodology, faculty members with research appointments were identified from nutrition departments offering accredited dietetic programs and/or at Canada’s collective of research-intensive universities known as U15. All data regarding faculty members, their institutions, and funding were collected through publicly available websites and Scopus. Tri-council funding associated with the nominated principal investigator, from a 5-year period, 2013–2014 to 2017–2018, was extracted. Binary logistic regression was used to test for predictors of receiving any tri-council operating funds within the 5-year period.Results: Faculty members (n = 237) from 21 institutions were identified for inclusion. Those from U15 institutions, at the full professor rank, nondietitians, men, and those who engaged in primarily quantitative research methods (vs. qualitative or mixed-methods) were significantly more likely to hold any tri-council funding during the eligible period. Dietitians (n = 76) were significantly less likely to hold tri-council funding, independent of institution, rank, gender, and primary research methods utilized.Conclusions: The apparent under-funding of academic dietitians from federal tri-council sources requires exploration.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-28T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-020
       
  • Awareness of Canada’s Food Guide Among Canadian Youth

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      Authors: Adèle Corkum, Lana Vanderlee, Christine M. White, David Hammond
      Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) contains recommendations for healthy eating for Canadians. The objective was to examine the awareness of and learning about CFG by Canadian youth.Methods: Cross-sectional online surveys were conducted with 3,674 youth aged 10–17 years in Canada in November/December 2019. Logistic binary regression models examined awareness of CFG, learning about CFG in school, and learning about healthy eating in schools in the past 12 months.Results: Most participants reported hearing of CFG (84.5%), learning about CFG in school (86.6%), and learning about healthy eating in school (65.4%) in the past 12 months. Awareness of CFG was higher among females (OR: 1.61; 95% CI: 1.32–1.96), older youth (1.70; 1.39–2.07), and those in Atlantic Canada (OR: 1.77; 95% CI: 1.10, 2.84). Significantly fewer East/Southeast Asian, South Asian, Latino, and Middle Eastern participants reported hearing of CFG compared to white participants (p 
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-019
       
  • Facteurs influençant l’apport alimentaire en rations des soldats
           canadiens dans l’Arctique : un sondage national

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      Authors: Florence V. Lavergne, Raphaëlle Laroche-Nantel, Denis Prud’Homme, Isabelle Giroux
      Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Objectif. Documenter la perception des soldats des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) quant aux facteurs influençant leur apport alimentaire en rations de combat durant leur travail en Arctique.Méthodes. Un questionnaire bilingue électronique a été envoyé nationalement à des soldats s’étant entraînés dans l’Arctique entre 2015 et 2018. Il comportait 6 questions ouvertes et 33 fermées sur les facteurs influençant l’apport alimentaire et l’acceptabilité des rations.Résultats. Parmi les 54 questionnaires remplis (taux de réponse : 31 %), 6 étaient incomplets et ont été exclus. L’échantillon final était composé de 48 militaires de neuf provinces ayant en moyenne 12,1 ± 6,8 années d’expérience dans les FAC. Les facteurs ayant le plus d’effets négatifs sur l’apport alimentaire étaient la température des aliments, le fait de manger en se déplaçant, l’horaire des exercices et activités, ainsi que l’équipement nécessaire à la préparation et à la consommation. Les participants ont déclaré avoir consommé entre 61 et 71 % des rations. Ils ont noté qu’un temps considérable était nécessaire pour préparer les rations puisqu’elles étaient congelées. Soixante-cinq pour cent des soldats ont rapporté une perte de poids durant leur travail dans l’Arctique.Conclusions. Une multitude de facteurs a influencé l’apport et les pratiques alimentaires des soldats. Ces résultats guideront les recherches futures et aideront à la prise de décisions concernant de possibles changements aux rations en Arctique.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-021
       
  • Impact of COVID-19 School-Related Policies in Ontario on Parents’
           School Lunch Packing Habits

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      Authors: Alanna Shwed, Brianne O’Rourke, Brenda Bruner, Kristen Ferguson
      Pages: 1 - 7
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: COVID-19 has disrupted the daily routines of many Canadian families. In Ontario, provincially mandated public health measures have resulted in significant changes to school policies, including those related to food. The impact of COVID-19 related school food policies on parental lunch packing habits is unknown; therefore, this study investigated how school-related COVID-19 policies have impacted parental school lunch packing habits.Methods: Parents (N = 287) of school-aged children were recruited from parent-specific Facebook groups across Ontario, Canada, to complete an online survey regarding lunch packing habits. This survey was developed based on findings from a previously conducted scoping review. Open-ended survey responses were inductively analyzed.Results: Three over-arching themes were constructed: (1) Food Programs and COVID-19; (2) Schedule Changes; and (3) School Policy Changes. Parents explained that the cancellation or modification of food programs at schools, changes to the length of time children are given to eat at school, and removal of access to microwaves, garbage cans, and teacher assistance during lunch have forced parents to change their lunch packing habits.Conclusion: Findings from this study demonstrate a need for better support to help ease the burden parents experience when packing their child’s school lunch, during an already extremely stressful time.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-022
       
  • Breakfast Quality of Preschool-aged Canadian Children

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      Authors: Erin K. Smith, Rebecca Lewis, Andrea C. Buchholz, Jess Haines, David W. L. Ma, Alison M. Duncan
      Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose: To investigate the breakfast quality of preschool-aged children through a comparison of their energy and nutrient intakes at breakfast to published benchmarks for a balanced breakfast.Methods: Dietary data were collected for 163 children aged 3–5 years enrolled in the Guelph Family Health Study using one parent-reported online 24-hour recall and analyzed for energy and nutrient intakes. Breakfast quality was assessed by tallying the frequency of participants whose nutrient and energy intakes at their breakfast meal met the recommendations for a balanced breakfast established by the International Breakfast Research Initiative (IRBI).Results: Almost all participants (98%) consumed breakfast, and most participants (82.5%) met the energy IRBI recommendation. However, the majority of participants did not meet the IRBI recommendations for breakfast intakes of most macronutrients and micronutrients. In particular, fewer than 25% of participants met the IRBI recommendations for breakfast intakes of dietary fibre, niacin, folate, vitamin C, calcium, potassium and zinc.Conclusions: Almost all preschool-aged children in this study consumed breakfast, but the nutritional quality of their breakfast did not meet recommendations for most nutrients. These results can inform nutrition education and intervention programs for children that aim to improve the nutritional quality of breakfast.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-023
       
 
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