Pat Vanderkooy

Pat Vanderkooy

Master of Science

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Introduction
Pat Vanderkooy currently works as a free-lance contractor, having retired from a 40 year career as a dietitian, working in Public Health, university teaching and research and most recently as the Public Affairs Manager at Dietitians of Canada (2011-2019).

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Objective To develop a national nutrition and mental health research agenda based on the engagement of diverse stakeholders and to assess research priorities by stakeholder groups. Design A staged, integrated and participatory initiative was implemented to structure a national nutrition and mental health research agenda that included: (i) national...
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The growing market for caffeinated energy drinks (CEDs) has caused concern about excessive caffeine intake and potential adverse effects, particularly among young people. The current study examined patterns of CED consumption among youth and young adults in Canada, using data from a national online survey conducted in October 2014. Data from a non-...
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In 2014, a national initiative aimed at defining a research agenda for nutrition and mental health among diverse stakeholders was completed and included insights from more than 300 registered dietitians. This study explores the data from dietitians based on their years of practice, mental health experiences, and community of practice in relationshi...
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Learning Outcome: The participant will be able to describe the process of developing a research agenda for nutrition and community mental health that engages stakeholders with experiential understanding of the system. Background: Nutrition and mental health research tends to be directed by clinicians, scientists , and funding agencies. The evidence...
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Evergreen Action Nutrition (EAN) is a health promotion program designed to facilitate relatively healthy members of a seniors recreation center to maintain their nutritional health as they age. A main goal of this project was to demonstrate the feasibility and relevance of using the community organization approach to develop a nutrition education p...
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Three years of process evaluation data are presented for Evergreen ActionNutrition food workshops conducted at an older adults' recreation center. Over a three-year period, 475 written evaluations of single and three-session series workshops were completed. Additionally, data were collected from four focus groups of older adult participants (n = 19...
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This study reports on the process and outcome evaluation of a community-based nutrition and cooking education program for senior men. As part of Evergreen Action Nutrition, a community-organized, nutrition education program, a registered dietitian led a Men's Cooking Group in a seniors' recreation facility. Written questionnaires were completed by...
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Evergreen Action is a nutrition education program for seniors living in the community. Based in a seniors recreation center, this pilot program uses a community organization approach for program planning. This article describes the steps used for designing and managing the program development. Preliminary results demonstrate benefits of this approa...
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Millimolar ratios of phytate/Zn, Ca × phytate/Zn, and Ca × phytate/Zn per 4.2 MJ were calculated from 3-d weighed-food records collected from 62 male (M) (mean age: 58±7 mo [mean±SD]) and 44 female (F) (mean age: 58±6 mo) preschool children from Southern Ontario. Food-composition values for phytate were based on laboratory analysis and the literatu...
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Proximal occipital scalp hair samples were collected during three survey periods from 30 omniverous Canadian boys aged 75.6 +/- 10.4 months (mean +/- SD) and 66 rural Malawian children (37 M; 29 F) aged 62 +/- 10 months (mean +/- SD) consuming predominantly plant-based diets. Hair samples were washed and then analyzed for zinc and copper using inst...
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A double-blind, pair-matched 12-mo study examined the effects of a zinc supplement (10 mg Zn/d as ZnSO4) on linear growth, taste acuity, attention span, biochemical indices, and energy intakes of 60 boys (aged 5-7 y) with height less than or equal to 15th and midparent height greater than 25th percentiles. Boys with initial hair Zn less than 1.68 m...
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Tap water consumption was estimated from 3 day weighed dietary records in 102 Canadian preschool children (4-5 yr of age; 58 males, 44 females). Cold tap water samples were also collected from each child's household (64 hard water households, 38 soft water households) and analyzed for calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, copper, and sodium by atomic a...
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Hair and serum zinc and copper, growth percentiles, and dietary intakes, based on 3-day weighed food records, were determined for 106 Canadian preschool children (62 M, 44 F) aged 4-5 yr. Mean (+/- SD) hair zinc levels were (M) 103 +/- 35 micrograms/g vs (F) 129 +/- 34 micrograms/g, p less than 0.001, and median hair copper level was 12.4 microgram...

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