Webinar: KT Canada Webinar: Using Social Media to Improve Dietary Behaviours
Announcement: KT Canada Webinar: Using Social Media to Improve Dietary Behaviours
January 12, 2017, 11:00 to: 12:00
Room 315 Chown Building 753 McDermot Winnipeg Manitoba
Team: Events, Training & News
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 - 11 A.M.
KT Canada Presents:Sophie Desroches and Audrée-Anne Dumas
Title: Using Social Media to Improve Dietary Behaviours
- Outline the steps to develop an evidence-informed nutritional intervention using a blog as a KT strategy
- Present findings from preliminary work leading to a randomised controlled trial assessing the impact of using a healthy eating blog as a KT strategy on dietary behaviors
- Explore the uses, users and impact of social media such as blogs in dietetic practice
Sophie Desroches, RD, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the School of Nutrition at Laval University, researcher at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods and at the Population Health and Practice-Changing Research, CHU de Québec - Université Laval. Building on the diversity of her training experiences in nutrition and chronic diseases, shared decision making and knowledge translation, her research program aims to secure the conceptual, methodological and practical bases for identifying and evaluating knowledge translation strategies that will optimize adherence to dietary advice. Her more recently funded research projects have explored adherence to dietary advice for preventing and managing chronic diseases, and the use of social media, and more specifically blogs, as a knowledge translation strategy to improve dietary behaviors.
Audrée-Anne Dumas is a registered dietitian and a PhD candidate in nutrition under the supervision of Sophie Desroches, RD, PhD, at Laval University, in Quebec City. Her field of research is the use of social media – more especially healthy eating blogs – to transfer nutrition knowledge, influence eating behaviors and optimize adherence to dietary advice. During her PhD, she aims to assess the impact of an evidence-informed healthy eating blog on dietary and food-related behaviors of mothers and their children. She is a former KT Canada STIHR trainee and has great interest in improving how nutrition knowledge is translated into clinical practice to improve the health of the population. In her everyday life, she promotes healthy cooking and positive attitudes towards food, and makes nutrition information more accessible in her own nutrition blog (www.unetouchedemiel.com).
Accreditation: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto up to a maximum of 1 hour
Location: 753 McDermot, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada