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Ms. Jennifer Broxterman

Ms. Jennifer Broxterman

Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Contract Faculty Member
Office: Room 107 Ursline Hall
Email: jbroxter@uwo.ca

Academic Background

  • MSc, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences,
    Brescia University College / The University of Western Ontario
  • Dietetic Internship, London Health Sciences Centre
  • BScH, Foods and Nutrition, Brescia University College
  • BSc, Life Sciences, Queen’s University

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Chronic disease prevention, particularly prediabetes/diabetes
  • Breast cancer treatment

Teaching

  • FN 1021 Nutrition for Modern Living
  • FN 2121 Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • FN 3373B Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Dean’s Honor Roll of Teaching, 2011-2012, Brescia University College

Professional Memberships

  • College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Dietitians of Canada – General Membership
  • Dietitians of Canada – Consulting Dietitians Network

Publications and Presentations

  • Palmer, M., Paramore, J., Broxterman, J., Goss, P., & Parulekar, W. (2007). Efforts to increase activation of sites in a clinical trial involving re-randomization. Clinical Trials, 4(408), 34.
  • Palmer, M., Parulekar, W., Broxterman, J., Goss, P., & Pater, J. (2007). Reasons for non-participation in a clinical trial involving re-randomization. Clinical Trials, 4(408), 35.
  • Palmer, M., Parulekar, W., Broxterman, J., Goss, P., & Pater, J. (2007). Reasons for non-participation in a clinical trial involving re-randomization. Clinical Trials, 4(408), 35.
  • Palmer, M., Broxterman, J., Shepherd, L., & Parulekar, W. (2009). Tracking patients on an intergroup oncology study. It’s a SNAP! Clinical Trials, 6(5-536), 24.
  • Broxterman, JN., Burke, N., Craig, L., Orchard, C., & Giroux, I. (2011). The Prediabetes Initiative and Partnership student experiential interdisciplinary learning in London, Ontario. National Health Sciences Students Association 2011 Conference.
  • Giroux, I., Dworatzek, PDN., Battram, DS., Colby, P., Mathyssen, J., Broxterman, JN., Mandich, G., & Hramiak, I. (2011). Genesis of the “Prediabetes Initiative and Partnership.” Dietitians of Canada 2011 Conference.
  • Shier, A., Giroux, I., Broxterman, JN., Colby, P., Battram, DS., Dworatzek, PDN., Mandich, G., & Hramiak, I. (2012). Cooking workshop experience of middle and older adults participating in the PREPARE prediabetes lifestyle intervention program. Canadian Diabetes Association 2012 Conference.
  • Broxterman, JN., Giroux, I., Battram, DS., Dworatzek, PDN., Mandich, GE., Colby, P., Mathyssen, J., & Hramiak, I. (2012). Impact of a pilot group lifestyle behaviour change program (“PREPARE”) on nutritional and health characteristics in adults with prediabetes. Canadian Diabetes Association 2012 Conference.

Teaching Philosophy

As a private practice Registered Dietitian/Sports Nutritionist and CEO of NutritionRx, I believe in incorporating classroom material with real-world experience. I try to promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills so that students can apply what they know to workplace scenarios. I enjoy sharing stories and case studies that I frequently encounter in my day-to-day work, and encourage students to actively contribute in lecture and share their own life experiences to build on in-class discussions.

Awards

  • Young Alumni Award of Merit, Brescia University College, 2011
  • Summer Company Award, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, 2011
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, 2010-2012
  • Sister Dominica Dietrich / Dr. Geraldine M. Montage Scholarship, Brescia University College, 2010-2012
  • Honour Society Award, Brescia University College, 2009
  • Linda Buchannan Memorial Scholarship, Brescia University College, 2008

Volunteer Positions

  • University of Western Ontario Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Sports Dietitian, 2010-present
  • Runner’s Feed, Registered Dietitian and monthly nutrition website contributor, 2010-present
  • University of Western Ontario Varsity Men’s & Women’s Cross-Country Team, Sports Dietitian, 2011-present
  • Special Olympics Canada, Registered Dietitian (guest for nutrition video productions), 2012
  • Regular contributor to radio and magazine interviews on various topics in nutrition, 2010-present