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Nutrition Education Centre for Health and Exercise Sciences

This centre is dedicated first and foremost to supporting students' knowledge and skills acquisition in the field of nutrition and nutrition education of clients for optimal health and exercise.  The centre is set up as a resource for current, research based information on nutrition that can be accessed by the university community and the community at large.

The centre, in its infancy, will house nutrition information and nutrition teaching tools, resources, handouts, body composition testing equipment and assistance with individual nutrition concerns.  Links with university groups, such as Health and Wellness, Athletics, residences, Human Resources and other research labs, to facilitate and support projects, events and research will also be a focus.

The centre will also be linked with community organizations such as Pacific Sport, athletic teams, Interior Health and other health, fitness and recreation organizations, to work as partners in improving the nutrition and health of our community.  The future of the centre involves a graduate degree in Sport Nutrition, research and expansion of services and consulting.

Some of the main nutrition content areas included at the centre are:

  • General healthy eating practices
  • Nutrition for chronic disease prevention and management
  • Eating disorders
  • Body composition
  • Sport and exercise nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Bone Health
  • Lifespan and gender related nutrition issues
  • Nutrition resources, research and services

Dr. Sally Stewart, leader of the centre, has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (nutrition, exercise physiology and health promotion).  She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and is an Academic Affiliate of Dietitians of Canada and a member of DC's Sports Nutrition Network and PEN (Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition).  Dr. Stewart continues to be involved in related research, continuing education, numerous conferences, presentations and workshops. She has a passion for improving health and performance through nutrition and is excited about opening the doors of this centre.

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Contact

HES - Sally Stewart

Dr. Sally Willis-Stewart
Senior Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Health & Exercise Sciences
ART 340
250-807-9684
sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca

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