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A symposium on acculturation, dietary behaviours and health issues in Canadian Immigrants

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uofo-2The University of Ottawa is holding on October 7 2011, a symposium on "Immigration, Dietary Acculturation and the Health of Neo-Canadians: State of knowledge, dynamics, and priorities in research".

The symposium is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and will bring together researchers, immigrant associations, representatives of professional organizations in dietetics/nutrition, governmental agencies, community health centres, organizations working on regional food security issues and stakeholders in immigrant health and/or immigrant matters of to discuss issues pertaining to the immigration related acculturation process, dietary patterns and the health of neo-Canadians.

The goal is to:

  • identify key priorities in research
  • to reduce the knowledge gaps in this area
  • to enhance evidence-based promotion of healthy eating and
  • to ensure maximum health equity

It is an opportunity to initiate a network of interdisciplinary researchers and immigrant communities – university partnerships to address the emerging nutrition and health issue given the increase in the immigrant population in Canada.

For more information, please contact:
Dr Dia Sanou or  Dr Ismael Teta
(Co-Principal Investigators)
613-562-5800 ext. 7043,
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Erin O’Reilly
(Research Assistant)
613-562-5800 ext. 7042,
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Source:University of Ottawa

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:15 )  

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