Manager of Food and Nutrition Education, Health Canada
Elaine De Grandpré, M.H.Sc., RD has been working in the field of nutrition for over 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Montreal and her Master's of Health Science in Community Nutrition from the University of Toronto. Her areas of expertise are nutrition education and communication. Elaine has been with Health Canada since 2004; previously as Manager of Promotion for the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion and more recently as Manager of Food and Nutrition Education in the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences of the Food Directorate. Elaine is also a part time professor at the University of Ottawa. Throughout her career, Elaine has been an avid user of social science nutrition research. This provided her with a better understanding of the end users of the multiple projects she has worked on and insight on adapting the information to maximize its understanding and use. Some of her past projects include the 2007 revision of Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, the Eat Well and Be Active Toolkit for educators, the Nutrition Facts Education Campaign and more recently the proposed revision to nutrition labelling in Canada and her current work on supplemented foods. She lives in Ottawa and during her free time likes cooking, walking along the Rideau Canal and participating in outdoor activities in beautiful Gatineau Park.