TRANSNUT (for nutrition transition) is a WHO Collaborating Centre on Nutrition Changes and Development hosted by the Nutrition Department of the University of Montréal. It is the only such centre in Canada. TRANSNUT is concerned with the coexistence of under nutrition and over nutrition leading to obesity and diabetes in low-income countries. This double burden of malnutrition affecting citizens of developing countries has an impact in Canada. This session aimed to explain nutrition transition, its association with chronic disease and the impact it can have on lives of recent immigrants. Environmental, economic, social and cultural dimensions of the phenomenon are covered and implications for practice are discussed.
Malek Batal, PhD, Associate Professor, Nutrition in the Faculty of Medicine University of Montréal and Director of TRANSNUT, WHO Collaborating Centre on Nutrition Change and Development in Montréal, QC.
Rosanne Blanchet MSc, DtP/RD, PhD candidate in Population Health at the University of Ottawa, ON.
Hélène Delisle, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Nutrition in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Montréal and founding member of TRANSNUT, WHO Collaborating Centre on Nutrition Changes and Development in Montréal, QC.
Length: 1h 17min
December 15, 2015