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Team

Who is behind NutriQuébec?

NutriQuébec is an incredible team composed of a scientific director, a scientific board, a coordinating team and many students.

The scientific director is responsible of taking decisions related to the project. The scientific board has the responsibility of making recommendations on the scientific and methodological aspects of the project. The coordinating team ensures the execution and smooth running of the project. The students help the coordinating team and analyze the data. 

Coordinating Team
Annie Lapointe

Annie Lapointe

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Annie Lapointe

Annie is a nutrition research professional at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Université Laval.

Annie is a super cheerful person as well as an effective and talented writer. In NutriQuébec, she takes care of the funding requests, protocoles, articles, ethical requirements, consent forms and more.

Annie loves the À la Distasio recipe books. Unfortunately, the dishes that she cooks never look like the ones in the pictures…

Student
Annie-Pier Mercier

Annie-Pier Mercier

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Annie-Pier Mercier

Annie-Pier studies nutrition at Université Laval and is a research assistant at the Institute on Nutrition and Functional Foods. Curious by nature, she feels privileged to have a job that allows her to deepen her knowledge of nutrition while helping the research team to carry out their stimulating projects.

In NutriQuébec, Annie-Pier assists the coordinators in their various tasks.

If Annie-Pier had to choose a single food that she would eat for the rest of her life, it would be… toast with butter!

 

Scientific Board
Ariane Bélanger-Gravel

Ariane Bélanger-Gravel

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Ariane Bélanger-Gravel

Ariane is professor and researcher at the Department of Information and Communication at Université Laval. She is interested in the promotion of behaviours favorable to health as well as the evaluation of population interventions aiming healthy lifestyle habits like communication campaigns.

In NutriQuébec, Ariane hopes to rally many Quebecers and keep them motivated to participate in this great study.

Fan of French cuisine, cream and butter are essentiels on her fridge!

Scientific Director
Benoît Lamarche

Benoît Lamarche

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Benoît Lamarche

Benoît is professor at the School of Nutrition at Université Laval and researcher at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods. He conducted many important projects on cardio-metabolic health and is now interested in nutrition in a public health context. Benoît contributed to the education of more than 60 master’s and PhD students.

Benoît loves a challenge! That is why he decided to get involved in the NutriQuébec study as scientific director. He truly believes in the impacts that such a project can have on the health of the population on the long run.

Benoît is also an athlete and loves to fuel on… red liquorice!

Coordinating Team
Catherine Laramée

Catherine Laramée

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Catherine Laramée

Catherine is a nutritionist and research professional at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Université Laval. She participated in the development of the “Web 24-hour recall” food questionnaire which is used in NutriQuébec. In fact, nobody know’s it better than she does!

In NutriQuébec, Catherine takes care of the coordination of the teams and the management of the website.

Catherine likes sweet food as much as salty food, as long as it’s greasy! For example, her favourite dessert is cheesecake.

Scientific Board
Céline Plante

Céline Plante

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Céline Plante

Céline is a nutritionist and scientific advisor for the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. As the person in charge of monitoring nutrition in the province of Québec, she provides portraits of the determinants of health in the population, like dietary intakes and body weight.

With NutriQuébec, Céline hopes to obtain more precise and frequent data on the lifestyle habits of Quebecers.

Passionate about travelling, Céline loves discovering the typical dishes across the world… especially the traditional desserts!

Scientific Board

David Buckeridge

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David Buckeridge

David is professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University where he holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in e-Health interventions. He is also a medical consultant to the Montreal Public Health Department and the Quebec Public Health Institute.

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Didier Garriguet

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Didier Garriguet

Didier is a researcher at Statistics Canada. He is part of the people that take care of analyzing what Canadians eat when the Government of Canada does nutrition surveys.

His great expertise in nutrition surveillance is a priceless asset to the scientific board of the NutriQuébec project.

Didier has had the chance to travel a lot and to try different dishes like snake and yack!

Scientific Board
Lise Gauvin

Lise Gauvin

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Lise Gauvin

Lise is professor and Vice-Dean for Research at the School of Public Health at Université de Montréal. She is also a researcher and Associate Scientific Director for Population Health Research at the Centre de recherche du CHUM. Her research focuses on better understanding the regular practice of physical activity and the impact of interventions that promote it.

Lise hopes that by combining data on physical activity and the diet of Quebecers, we will have a better picture of the determinants of health and we will be able to better orient the relevant interventions and public policies.

Lunch time is reserved so that Lise can play badminton with her colleagues, and she loves to fuel… on sushi!

Student
Mélina Côté

Mélina Côté

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Mélina Côté

Mélina studies nutrition at Université Laval and is a research assistant at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods. Since her arrival at the Institute, her interest for nutrition and research just keeps increasing!

In NutriQuébec, Mélina assists the coordinators in multiple tasks.

Before starting to study in nutrition, Mélina could hardly cook… sandwichs were often on the menu!

Scientific Board
Simone Lemieux

Simone Lemieux

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Simone Lemieux

Simone is a nutritionist and professor at the School of Nutrition of Université Laval. She conducted multiple research projects seeking to discover the best strategies to adopt healthy dietary habits. She loves finding herself in front of classes full of future nutritionists and is as stimulated by the supervision of master’s and PhD students.

Thanks to NutriQuébec, Simone hopes to better understand the dietary habits of Quebecers and the determinants of a healthy diet.

According to Simone, nutrition must remain simple! In her daily life, there are two ingredients essentiel to her diet: the pleasure of eating and lattes!

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Sophie Desroches

Sophie Desroches

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Sophie Desroches

Sophie is a nutritionist, professor at the School of Nutrition at Université Laval and researcher at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods. She has conducted multiple projects on knowledge translation in nutrition as well as adherence to dietary recommendations.

In NutriQuébec, Sophie wishes to implement strategies of knowledge translation which will allow both the Quebec population and public health decision makers to use the results from the study.

Sophie recently discovered the various uses of the pumpkin when cooking, and she is constantly (according to her kids!) searching for new ways to integrate the pumpkin in her recipes. Pumpkin in chili, in muffins, in mac n’ cheese, etc!