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.

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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 

View our "Out and About" page to see our successes! 

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  1. 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.

  2. June 6, 2019Professor Keller receives 2018 Outstanding Performance Award from the University of Waterloo

    Congratulations to Professor Keller for being named one of eight Applied Health Sciences (AHS) faculty members to receive the 2018 Outstanding Performance Award from the Univeristy of Waterloo! The award is given to faculty members across UW outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship.  

  3. May 4, 2019Professor Heather Keller receives Career Achievement Award at CNS 2019
    Prof Heather Keller receiving award 2019

    Congratulations to Professor Keller for receiving the Khursheed Jeejeebhoy Award for Best Application of Clinical Nutrition Research Findings to Clinical Practice at the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) Annual Conference hosted in Niagara Falls, ON on May 2-4, 2019.

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Meet our people

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Amanda Harris

Undergraduate Student

Amanda is a fourth year Kinesiology student doing a research apprenticeship with Dr. Keller.  She is currently part of the More-2-Eat and CHOICE+ studies, helping with the data review.  She is interested in how nutrition is able to help people living with dementia or in long-term care facilities, as nutrition care can often be overlooked.