March 05, 2018

Location Details

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
St. Michael’s Hospital
209 Victoria Street
Toronto ON M5B 1T8
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C2C Speaker Series: Enhancing health and wellness through fibre: From prevention to treatment - Toronto

Although dietary fibre is well known for its gastrointestinal benefits, increasing evidence supports its role in chronic disease prevention, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. In addition, dietary and functional fibres have demonstrated efficacy in the dietary management of variety of diseases and conditions, with higher intakes improving wellness and survival.

Current research supports that fibre’s fate in gut – whether it’s fermented or not – may be the key to its health-enhancing metabolic effects, specifically the mitigation of inflammation linked to chronic disease.
As fibres differ greatly in composition, physical properties and physiological effects, the effectiveness of dietary fibres, fibre ingredients added to foods and supplements differ depending on the desired outcome, target population or disease state.
  • A comprehensive understanding of fibre and the relationships between higher fibre intakes and disease risk and management
  • Knowledge of effective approaches to guide clients in the community, and in primary and acute care settings, to achieve optimal fibre intakes.  


Wendy Dahl, PhD
Dr. Wendy Dahl is an Associate Professor in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, University of Florida and an adjunct faculty in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan. She leads research examining the role of plant foods, fiber and probiotics on chronic disease management and gastrointestinal health and wellness. As a nutrition Extension specialist for the state of Florida, she develops and implements wellness-promoting food and nutrition education programming, with an emphasis on aging.
Wendy currently serves as an editorial board member of the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Nutrition Research and the NACTA Journal. She has published widely in professional journals, including co-authoring the current Position Paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics “Health Implications of Dietary Fiber”. She is a registered dietitian and a Fellow of Dietitians of Canada.


EARLY BIRD (taxes included)
Live site - Member $65.00 / Student member $45.00 / Non-member $95.00
Telehealth, Videoconference, Webinar site - Member $55.00 / Student member $35.00 / Non-member 80.00

REGULAR (taxes included)
Live site - Member $80.00 / Student member $60.00 / Non-member $110.00
Telehealth, Videoconference, Webinar site - Member $70.00 / Student member $50.00 / Non-member $99.00

Last Updated: September 14, 2017