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  • Assessing dietary patterns: Capturing the complexity of a “way of
           life”

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      Pages: 151 - 151
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 151-151, December 2022.

      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-12-01T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-046
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Creating “Plates” to Evaluate Canadians’ Dietary Intake in Relation
           to the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide

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      Authors: Rachel Prowse, Natalie Doan, Anne Philipneri, Justin Thielman, Salma Hack, Dan W. Harrington, Mahsa Jessri
      Pages: 152 - 159
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 152-159, December 2022.
      Purpose: Explore Canadians’ dietary intake in relation to the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) Plate using novel volume-based food analyses, by age and meal occasion.Methods: Foods reported in 24-hour recalls by 20,456 Canadians in the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition were classified as: Vegetables and Fruits, Whole Grain Foods, Protein Foods, Non-Whole Grain Foods or Other Foods (high in fat, sugar, sodium). Food volumes were used to calculate percent contributions of each grouping to total intake, stratified by age (1–6; 7–12; 13–17; 18–64; 65+years) and meal (breakfast, lunch, supper, snack), applying sample survey weights and bootstrapping.Results: By volume, the Canadian population diet included: 29% Vegetables and Fruits, 22% Protein Foods, 7% Whole Grains, 24% Non-Whole Grain Foods, and 18% Other Foods. Intakes of Protein Foods (1–6 years) and Other Foods (7–12; 13–17 years) were higher in children than adults by volume, relative to total intake. Whole Grains intake was highest at breakfast. Other Foods intake was highest at snack.Conclusions: The volume-based population diet of Canadians reported on a single day includes a substantial proportion of non-recommended foods. There are opportunities to design interventions that target specific foods, ages, and meals to align intake with recommendations.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-010
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Body Satisfaction and Associated Predictors Among Baby Boomer Women in
           Rural and Urban Manitoba

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      Authors: Nikki Hawrylyshen, Christina Lengyel
      Pages: 160 - 167
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 160-167, December 2022.
      Purpose: This study examines body satisfaction, weight attitudes, dieting behaviours, and aging concerns of baby boomer women (BBW; born 1946–1965) from rural and urban Manitoba.Methods: Primary data collection occurred November 2015, and 1083 participants completed the Body Image and Food Choice Survey. Four strata of BBW were represented to examine differences between older and younger BBW and location of residence. Multinomial logistic regression models were fit to determine predictors of weight and appearance satisfaction. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were considered significant at p ≤ 0.05.Results: Fifty-three percent of participants were satisfied with their appearance, whereas only 34% were satisfied with their weight. Ninety-one percent desired to lose weight (29.9 ± 29.3 lbs). Aging anxiety was evident for 46% of participants and associated with appearance satisfaction (χ2 = 27.46, df = 4, p 
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-013
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Comparison of Responsive Feeding Practices in Child Care and Home
           Environments in Nova Scotia

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      Authors: Jessie-Lee D. Mcisaac, Brenna Richard, Joan Turner, Melissa D. Rossiter
      Pages: 168 - 174
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 168-174, December 2022.
      Purpose: The values, beliefs and practices between the family home and child care environment can play a role in shaping a responsive food environment for young children, but few studies have explored the differences across these settings. The purpose of this study was to compare responsive feeding practices in child care and home environments through the framework of the 2019 Canada Food Guide healthy eating recommendations.Methods: Nova Scotia families and child care providers completed an online survey on responsive feeding. Independent-samples t-tests explored the differences between family and child care respondents on variables related to the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide, including: food variety, mindfulness, eating with others, cooking more often, and enjoyment of food. A directed content analysis was used to code the open-ended qualitative questions.Results: Family respondents (n = 603) were more likely to report offering a variety of foods, repeated exposures to new foods, and asking children about fullness. Child care respondents (n = 253) were more likely to sit with children during meals and less likely to encourage children to finish their food.Conclusions: The results identify potential points of intervention, including the importance of increasing communication to ensure mutually supportive messages and environments for healthy eating.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-017
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Mapping the Roles of Nutrition and Dietetics Professionals in Sustainable
           Food Systems and Exploring Opportunities for Strategic Collaboration

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      Authors: Lindsay Goodridge, Liesel Carlsson, Edith G. Callaghan
      Pages: 175 - 179
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 175-179, December 2022.
      Current food systems drive environmental damage, social injustices, and undermine health, and these challenges are complex and seemingly intractable. Collaboration is required to transition to more sustainable food systems (SFS). Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists (RDs) are an under-leveraged and well-positioned group to contribute to addressing food systems challenges because of their locations in the system and their existing skillsets. Drawing on research with dietitians, this perspective paper presents both a theoretical proposal as well as collective expertise in supporting sustainable development of the global food system. It highlights where RDs work in food systems with the aim to reveal multiple points of entry where RDs can and do contribute to SFS across food systems, approaches to apply, as well as opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the profession. Educational and societal barriers exist that prevent systematic RD engagement; however, examples of established work provide models to follow.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-008
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Comparison of diet quality tools to assess nutritional adequacy for adults
           living with kidney disease

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      Authors: Kelly Picard, Peter A. Senior, Ashley Wilmott, Kailash Jindal, Caroline Richard, Diana R. Mager
      Pages: 180 - 185
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 180-185, December 2022.
      There is no specific diet quality tool recommended for adults living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Identifying how diet quality tools assess nutritional adequacy and correlate with potassium and phosphorus (nutrients of interest in CKD) is warranted. Our aim was to compare Mediterranean Diet Scores (MDS), Healthy Eating Index (HEI), and Healthy Food Diversity (HFD) to determine their correlation with nutrient intake in adults living with diabetes and CKD. Using data from a longitudinal study of 50 participants with diabetes and CKD, diet quality was assessed at baseline and 1 or more times at annual visits up to 5 years (complete diet records n = 178). Diet quality was investigated for correlation with nutrient intake. Compared with HEI and HFD, MDS was poorly correlated with nutrient intake (all r values 
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-009
      Issue No: Vol. 83, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Food Environment and Youth Intake May Influence Uptake of Gluten-Free Food
           Guide Recommendations in Celiac Disease

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      Authors: Samantha Cyrkot, Dominica Gidrewicz, Sven Anders, Margaret Marcon, Justine M. Turner, Diana R. Mager
      Pages: 186 - 192
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 186-192, December 2022.
      A gluten-free (GF) food guide for children and youth (4–18 years) living with celiac disease (CD) has been developed and extensively evaluated by stakeholders, including registered dietitians. A case study analysis was conducted on data from 16 households of youth with CD to examine how factors related to parental food literacy, the home food environment, and food purchasing patterns may influence food guide uptake by Canadian youth with CD and their families. Households were of higher socioeconomic status, parents had good food literacy, and the home food availability of fruits, vegetables and GF grains was diverse. However, households also had a diverse supply of convenience foods and snack options. Youth reported consuming a larger proportion of these foods (>35% dietary intake) and had suboptimal diet quality. Dietary intake of fruits and vegetables were below GF plate model recommendations by over 30%. Despite limited economical barriers, good parental food literacy, and diverse food availability, meeting fruit and vegetable recommendations based on the pediatric GF food guide remains a major challenge. Findings inform that effective strategies and healthy public policies to support the uptake of GF food guide recommendations are needed to improve the health outcomes of youth with CD.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-011
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  • Perceptions and Experiences of Nutrition Interventions in Individuals with
           Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and their Caregivers

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      Authors: Leland Guillemin, Jessica Hofstede, Teigan Anderson, Hailey Walkeden, Kerri Schellenberg, Ester Kang, Dayna Berry, Stephanie Lefebvre, Jessica RL Lieffers
      Pages: 193 - 197
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 193-197, December 2022.
      Nutrition concerns are prevalent in individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Despite the prevalence of nutrition concerns, few data are available on perceptions and experiences of nutrition interventions in individuals with ALS and their caregivers; this study aimed to collect this information. An online survey was developed and hosted on Survey Monkey®. Individuals with ALS and their caregivers from Saskatchewan, Canada, were invited to complete the survey through email to attendees of the ALS Clinic (Saskatoon, Canada), and via the ALS Society of Saskatchewan Facebook page in February–March, 2021. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Twelve eligible respondents completed the survey (n = 10 individuals with ALS; n = 2 caregivers). The present study found nutrition was important to respondents and there was interest in trying diets and supplements for ALS management; of note, many respondents were interested in exploring the ketogenic diet. Six (50%) respondents had weight loss concerns. All respondents would recommend consulting with a dietitian upon being diagnosed with ALS. Many respondents reported a predefined negative perception of tube feeding. The results of this study suggest that increasing the accessibility of dietitians could positively impact ALS-related care. The findings also provide guidance for dietitians to enhance nutrition care for individuals with ALS.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-014
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  • Family Feeding Practices of Parents on Prince Edward Island: A Focus on
           Responsive Feeding

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      Authors: Katrina A. Nagge, Sarah Finch, Melissa D. Rossiter
      Pages: 198 - 202
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 198-202, December 2022.
      The home environment and parental influence are strong predictors of eating behaviours in young children and can influence healthy development. The objective of this study was to describe the feeding practices of a sample of families on Prince Edward Island. Eleven parent participants were recruited, one-on-one interviews were held, and a thematic analysis was conducted. Conversations with parents revealed that the family feeding environment is influenced by a multitude of factors that change daily and need to be navigated based on the age of the child. Parents saw family meals as time together and an opportunity to model healthy eating behaviours; however, they faced several challenges at mealtimes, including perceived picky eating. Parents recognized their children’s hunger and satiety cues, although they respected satiety signals more often if children ate what they perceived as a lot of food. Many parents used food as a reward to encourage their children to eat more but recognized that it could lead to the development of undesirable habits. Despite the complex factors that influence feeding, dietitians can work with families to foster a responsive feeding environment by encouraging family meals, recognizing and respecting hunger and satiety cues, and understanding typical changes in eating behaviours as children age.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-015
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  • Dietitian Involvement Improves Consumption of Oral Nutrition Supplements
           in Hospitalized Patients

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      Authors: Osman Mohamed Elfadil, Saketh R. Velapati, Lisa D. Miller, Michael F. Huiras, Evan A. Stoecker, Morgan Warner, Laura Vanderveer, Ashley Adkins, Christopher Chargo, Katherine Kueny, Molly S. Bailey, Ryan T. Hurt, Manpreet S. Mundi
      Pages: 203 - 207
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 203-207, December 2022.
      Hospitalized patients are at an increased risk of malnutrition due to multiple factors including, but not limited to, acute and chronic diseases especially those affecting gastrointestinal tract, surgery, appetite, and frequent nil per os while undergoing diagnostic workup. Because of this, guidelines suggest the use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) in hospitalized patients to reduce the risk of malnutrition and its complications. The current report aims to highlights key findings from a cross-sectional survey of 99 hospitalized patients who were at risk for or diagnosed with malnutrition and prescribed ONS. Data regarding ONS prescriber information as well as number ordered and consumed were collected. Of the 2.4 ± 1.5 supplements ordered per person each day, only 1.3 ± 1.1 were consumed, and there was 48% wastage of prescribed ONS. However, dietitian involvement was associated with significant reduction in wastage. Given the need and benefit, it is imperative for the nutrition community to further explore best practices to improve ONS consumption.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-016
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  • Cheese Intake is Inversely Associated with LDL Cholesterol in Young
           Children

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      Authors: Justin Sheremeta, David W.L. MA, Jess Haines, Alison M. Duncan, Gerarda Darlington, Genevieve Newton, Andrea C. Buchholz
      Pages: 208 - 211
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 208-211, December 2022.
      Purpose: To determine if intake (servings/day) of total dairy and/or dairy subtypes (milk, cheese, and yogurt) were associated with biomarkers related to dyslipidemia, insulin sensitivity and inflammation in a sample of cardio-metabolically healthy young children from the Guelph Family Health Study at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.Methods: Baseline data from 42 children (aged 2.0–6.2 years) from 33 families who provided a dietary assessment and a fasted blood sample were included in this cross-sectional analysis. Linear and logistic regressions using generalized estimating equations were used for analysis and models were adjusted for age, gender, and household income.Results: In total, 42 children (3.74 ± 1.23 years old; mean (± SD)) consumed median (25th percentile, 75th percentile) servings/day of 1.70 (1.16, 2.81) for total dairy, 0.74 (0.50, 1.70) for milk, 0.63 (0.00, 1.16) for cheese, and 0.00 (0.00, 0.38) for yogurt. Cheese intake was significantly inversely associated with LDL cholesterol (−0.16 (95% CI: −0.29, −0.03) mmol/L per serving; P = 0.02)). No other associations between dairy intake and biomarkers were significant.Conclusions: Cheese intake was inversely associated with LDL cholesterol in this preliminary study of cardio-metabolically healthy young children, thereby warranting further research on dairy intake and cardiometabolic risk factors.
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-05-03T07:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-012
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  • Research Showcase Abstracts
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      Pages: 212 - 224
      Abstract: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Volume 83, Issue 4, Page 212-224, December 2022.
      The 2022 Dietitians of Canada (DC) National Conference brought together our nutrition and dietetics community for a successful virtual event on September 15 & 16, 2022. We have had three virtual conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that has not prevented us from sharing our experiences and research. This year the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) showcased a wide variety of experience sharing and research abstracts through the online conference platform. There were 33 Early Bird (EB) research abstracts, in which five were selected for live presentations during the conference, and ten Late Breaking research abstracts. Thirty-one posters were presented virtually at the conference. Thank you for all of the abstract submissions! A sincere thank you to the Review Committee members for their support, dedication and commitment. Early Bird Review Committee: Susan Campisi (University of Toronto); Pauline Darling (University of Ottawa); Andrea Glenn (University of Toronto); Mahsa Jessri (University of British Columbia); Shelley Vanderhout (University of Toronto). Late Breaking Review Committee: Lesley Andrade (University of Waterloo); Carla D’Andreamatteo (Consultant, Winnipeg); Pauline Darling (University of Ottawa); Laura Forbes (University of Guelph); Billie Jane Hermosura (University of Ottawa); Christine Nash (University Health Network). Thanks to the DC Conference team, all of the moderators and conference attendees for supporting the virtual and poster research presentations. Please consider submitting an abstract for the 2023 CFDR Research Showcase. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the 2023 Dietitians of Canada Conference in Montreal, QC, from May 24–26, 2023. Warm regards, Christina Lengyel, PhD, RD Chair, 2022 EB/LB Committees Professor Food and Human Nutritional Sciences University of Manitoba Ravi Sidhu Managing Director Development & Operations CFDR
      Citation: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
      PubDate: 2022-11-22T05:46:13Z
      DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-045
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  • 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
      Pages: 1 - 5
      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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