Improving nutrition and health in hospitals, long term care and the community

The Nutrition and Aging Laboratory is home to a team of enthusiastic, dedicated, and innovative researchers. We enhance the health and quality of life of older adults in the community, in hospital, and in residential settings by studying how Mealtime experience, Meal quality, Meal access, and nutritional care can be improved.

Keller Lab group photo

Our lab’s research is focused on three key aspects:

  • Diet resilience through improving nutrition behaviours of older adults living in the community
  • Nutrition care processes of patients in hospital
  • Food intake and quality of life for older adults living in long-term care 

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  1. Oct. 26, 2019The Nutrition & Aging Lab attends the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) annual conference
    Nutrition and aging lab in front of Petitcodiac River, Moncton

  2. Sep. 17, 2019Sarah Awwad successfully defends her Masters' thesis
    Sarah Awwad poses with mother and supervisor

    Congratulations to Sarah Awwad for successfully defending her Masters' thesis on Sept. 9, 2019.

  3. June 11, 2019Nutrition and Aging lab graduate Celia Laur recognized at Spring 2019 convocation
    Celia Laur head shot

    Congratulations to Nutrition and Aging doctoral graduate, Dr. Celia Laur, who convocated with fellow AHS students on the morning of June 11, 2019.

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Meet our people

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Vanessa Trinca

Graduate Student
Vanessa is working towards a Master's degree in the Department of Kinesiology. For her master’s thesis, Vanessa will be investigating how patient satisfaction with food is related to patient food intake in Ontario hospitals as a member of the "Putting Quality Food