Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging, University of Waterloo
Heather Keller, RD PhD is the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the University of Waterloo. Research programs cross the continuum of care and are focused on improving the nutritional status and food intake of older adults. As Chair of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (CMTF), Heather leads an inter-professional team mandated to promote the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition in Canada. Current projects include More-2-Eat, an implementation project designed to advance nutrition care practices in hospitals. Heather also leads the Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3) research group and a recently completed prevalence study identifies multifactorial determinants of food intake in long term care. Interventions to improve food intake for residents is also underway. Diet resilience focused on self-management and nutrition education for vulnerable adults in the community is her third area of research.