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Dr. Vicky Drapeau

Professor, Department of Physical Education, Université Laval

Dr. Vicky Drapeau is a nutritionist and a professor in the Department of Physical Education at Université Laval in Québec City as well as a clinical researcher at the Cardiology and Pneumology University Research Institute of Québec. She is the co-founder and coordinator of the Équilibre-Santé Clinic, a nutritional and physical activity consultation clinic at Université Laval, where she practices as a clinical nutritionist in obesity treatment. Dr. Drapeau's research interests focus on clinical interventions aimed at improving the prevention and treatment of obesity and examine behavioural aspects related to body weight control such as eating behaviours (e.g. Night Eating Syndrome), dieting or mental work. She is also interested in individuals who are resistant to weight loss or susceptible to weight gain. Additional research areas include the development of innovative strategies aimed to promote healthy eating in children and youth. She is the 2015 recipient of the Yogurt in Nutrition Initiative (YINI) Grant where she will be examining the relationship between yogurt consumption, body weight and metabolic profile in children/adolescents susceptible to obesity. Her research work is reflected by over 70 papers published in highly reputable international refereed journals, 5 book chapters and over 100 scientific abstracts and presentations. Dr. Drapeau is the co-section editor of the Psychological Issues section in Current Obesity Reports and has been invited to present her research in many national and international congresses.