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Food & Nutritional Sciences

The following members of the faculty at Brescia University College are available to provide comment on today’s stories and topics of interest.

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Sr. Sharareh Hekmat
Dr. Sharareh Hekmat
Associate Professor
Faculty of Food & Nutritional Sciences
Division of Food & Nutritional Sciences
Tel: (519) 432-8353
Ext: 28227
E-mail: hekmat@uwo.ca
Web link here
 

Research Areas:

  • Probiotic yogurt for health and nutrition
  • Probiotic yogurt production and safety in Tanzania and Kenya
  • Western Heads East" internship program in Africa
  • Novel probiotic yogurt supplemented with micronutrients for patients with HIV/AIDS or other immunodeficiencies
  • Development of new functional foods
  • Establishing standard methods for products served to patients with dysphagia
  • Testing of health care professionals and trainees’ perceptions of thickened juice products used in Canada for the treatment of dysphagia

Area of Expertise:

  • Probiotic Dairy Products
  • Functional Foods
Lesley Macaskill Ms. Lesley Macaskill
Lecturer
Faculty of Food & Nutritional Sciences
Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences
Tel: (519) 432-8353
Ext: 28065
E-mail:lmacaski@uwo.ca
 

Research Areas:

  • Restaurant Health Promotion
  • School Nutrition Programs (e.g. breakfast programs)
  • Influence of school policies on foods consumed in elementary schools

Area of Expertise:

  • Child obesity prevention
Dr. Len Piche
Dr. Len Piché
Full Professor
Faculty of Nutrition
Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences
Tel: (519) 432-8353
Ext: 28284
E-mail: lpiche@uwo.ca
Web link here

Research Areas:

Studies Investigating:
  • childhood obesity, for example, children’s beverage consumption and other factors that contribute to children’s Screen-Related Sedentary Behaviors
  • the nutrient analysis of locally grown foods / commodities, restaurant, longterm care & cookbook recipes / menus

Area of Expertise:

  • Natural Health Products
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