Ph D, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto,
MSc, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto,
1997 Dietetic Internship, University Health Network (formerly The Toronto Hospital – General
BSc, Home Economics (Foods and Nutrition), Brescia University College, 1989
HE 2266F/G – Communications
FN 3361B – Fundamentals of Community Nutrition
HE 4411F – Research Methodology
FN 9722B – Program Planning and Evaluation
MPH 9006A – Developing Healthy Communities
Research and Scholarly Interests
The School food environment and its impact on students eating behaviours
Chronic disease prevention, particularly obesity and diabetes
Nutrition education program planning and evaluation
Dietitians of Canada, Member Recognition Award for Education, 2016
Dean’s Honor Roll of Teaching, Awarded by the Academic Dean, Brescia University College,
2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
George Beaton Award for Best Public Health Nutrition Abstract, Canadian Nutrition
Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference, 1st Place Poster Award, 2014
Honorable Mention Award for the Most Innovative Nutrition and Wellness Program (FRESH)
in a North American post-secondary institution, National Association of College and
University Food Services, 2014
Brian Dufton Memorial Manuscript Award, Awarded by the Canadian Journal of Diabetes,
Funding in support of Experiential Learning for Food and Nutrition Graduates of Brescia University College, Awarded by Brescia University College Internal Research Grants
Funding in support of Assessing a Food and Nutrition Questionnaire for Youth, Awarded by Brescia University College Internal Research Grants
Funding in support of Food resources and education for student health in secondary
schools (FRESH High): Adaptation, Implementation, and evaluation of a peer nutrition
education program, Awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Education
Funding in support of LUNCHES – Let’s Understand Nutrition and Children’s Health in Elementary Schools, Awarded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Funding in support of Temperature of perishable food items in packed lunches, Awarded by Brescia University College Internal Research Grants
Funding in support of Survey of Food and Nutrition Skills and Behaviours of University Students, Awarded by Brescia University College Internal Research Grants
Funding in support of A community-based lifestyle education program for adults with prediabetes, Awarded by the Lawson Foundation
Funding in support of Food Intake in the Balanced School Day vs Traditional Schedule: Inter-observer Reliability, Awarded by Brescia University College Internal Research Grants
Funding in support of Literature Review and Key Informant Interviews re: a valid and reliable population-based
tool to measure fruit and vegetable consumption of 4–9 year olds, Awarded by Middlesex London Health Unit
Dworatzek P.Sugar Sweetened Beverages. Middlesex London Board of Health, March 2016. Matthews J, Zok A, Dworatzek P.Foodservice Partnership Adds Value While Improving Student Health. National Association of College & University Food Services – National Conference,
Baltimore, Maryland, 2014.
Dworatzek P, Zok A, Matthews J. Catalysts for Change: University Food Services, Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Ottawa ON, June 2014
Dworatzek P, Martin L, Macaskill L, Salvadori M, Seabrook J. Students’ Packed Lunches in Balanced School Day and Traditional Schools: How do they
differ?, Nutrition Resource Centre Webinar, Ontario Public Health Association, May 8, 2014
Neilson LJ, Macaskill LA, Luk JMH, Sharma N, Killip SM, Salvadori MI, Seabrook JA, Dworatzek PDN. Elementary school home-packed lunches: observations of foods packed and eaten in
the traditional vs. balanced school day schedule. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice
and Research. In Press.
Stein RI, Doulla MD, Seabrook JA, Yau L, Hamilton N, Salvadori MI, Dworatzek PDN. Impact of the balanced school day on glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes.
Canadian Journal of Diabetes. In Press.
Campbell EE, Dworatzek PDN, Penava D, deVrijer B, Gilliland J, Matthews JI, Seabrook JA. Factors that Influence
Excessive Gestational Weight Gain: Moving Beyond Assessment and Counselling. Journal
of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. In Press. EPub ahead of print: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14767058.2015.1137894
Dworatzek PDN, Stier J. Dietitians’ attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Peer Education in Nutrition.
Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. In Press. 2016;77. DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2016-009.
Twynstra J, Dworatzek P. Use of an Experiential Learning Assignment to Prepare Future Health Professionals
to Utilize Social Media for Nutrition Communications. Canadian Journal of Dietetic
Practice and Research. 2016;77:30–34.
Matthews JI, Doerr L, Dworatzek PD. University students intend to eat better, but lack coping self-efficacy and knowledge
of dietary recommendations. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2016;48:12-19.
Wu TF, Macaskill LA, Salvadori MI, Dworatzek PDN. Is the Balanced School Day Truly Balanced? A Review of the Impacts on Children, Families,
and School Food Environments. Journal of School Health. 2015;85:405-410.
Matthews JI, Zok AV, Quenneville EPM, Dworatzek PDN. Development and implementation of FRESH – a post-secondary nutrition education program
incorporating population strategies, experiential learning and intersectoral partnerships. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2014;105(4):e306-e311
Dworatzek P., Lenhardt L., He M., Battram D., & Murkin E. Measuring Fruit And Vegetable Consumption
In 4–9 Year Olds: A Search For A Valid And Reliable Population-Based Tool. PHRED program,
Middlesex London Health Unit. Submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion,
March 2008. Executive summary available at: http://www.phred-redsp.on.ca/Docs/Reports/Executive%20Summary%20Final.pdf.