Alfred Aziz and Maya Villeneuve will provide you with updates on the federal government’s current initiatives related to nutrition and healthy eating including activities to promote:
- the new Canada’s Food Guide;
- nutrition surveillance;
- human milk fortifiers regulatory framework, and
- supplemented foods.
Date of Presentation: July 8, 2020, Dietitians of Canada National Conference
- Dr. Aziz holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. He joined Health Canada in 2006, first as postdoctoral fellow and then as a research scientist. After completing a few management training assignments, Alfred became the Chief of Nutrition Regulations and Standards Division in 2014 and led the nutrition labelling updates and several initiatives under the Healthy Eating Strategy, including front-of-package labelling, sodium reduction and trans fat elimination. In February 2019, Alfred took the role of the Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion, the federal authority on dietary guidance and healthy eating policies.
- Ms. Maya Villeneuve DPt graduated from the Université de Montréal in nutrition in 2000. Soon after, she joined the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences of Health Canada as a Nutrition Research Officer where she worked on several Provincial Nutrition Surveys. She then headed the Nutrition Survey Section in the same Bureau where she led the Health Canada team responsible for the development of nutrition content for the Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition (CCHS 2.2) and the Canadian Health Measures Survey. In 2010, she became the Associate Director in the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences where she provides scientific and policy advice on files such as the Healthy Eating Strategy as well as lead international files such as the Codex Alimentarius. Ms. Villeneuve is also a member in good standing of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.
- Video presentation (1hour 17min) with the presentation slides (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
Cost: $19.95 for members; $24.95 for non-members; $14.95 for students