Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Conference 2022

April 28 to 29, 2022, hosted virtually by Acadia University 
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Thank you to our generous conference sponsors!

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award

First Place, Oral

Emily Stevens

Mount Saint Vincent University
Human milk macronutrient composition not a predictor of milk thiamine concentrations among rural Cambodian women during the exclusive breastfeeding period.

Second Place, Poster

Bipasha Saha

Memorial University of Newfoundland
A diet high in omega-3 fatty acids and gestation stage alters the levels of ceramide fatty acyl species in the fetal brain of C57BL/6 mice

Third Place, Oral

Sophie Barker

Acadia University
Pulse up that burger! Sensory Characterization of Yellow Pea and Chicken Meat Analogues

Graduate Research Award

First Place, Oral

Raniru Randunu

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Feeding betaine and creatine supplemented parenteral nutrition in the neonatal period reduces blood pressure in adulthood in Yucatan miniature pigs

Second Place, Poster

Julie Oyoo

University of Prince Edward Island
Effect of a Food- Based Nutrition Education Program on Nutrition Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices and Kitchen Garden Vegetable Production of Kenyan Primary School Children

Third Place, Oral

Onitrinianina Rakotorahalahy

Université de Moncton
Femmes et Transition agroécologique : mouvement pour la souveraineté alimentaire au Nouveau-Brunswick

Science Atlantic Communication Award



Janani Radhakrishnan

Dalhousie University
Fresh produce waste can be used to enhance hypocholesterolemic eritadenine biosynthesis by shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes)t

Other Awards

Memorial University Dean of Science Award: 
Best Oral presentation


Keeran Bonia

Memorial University of Newfoundland
The influence of maternal consumption of recommended omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on prodromal schizophrenia-like phenotype prevalence in C57BL/6 offspring mice

Memorial University Head of Biochemistry Award: Best Poster presentation 


Tanisha Furlong

Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Effect of Vitamin B6 Deficiency on Gut Barrier Integrity

Université de Moncton Dean of Health Sciences and Community Services Award 


Emily Meier

Mount Saint Vincent University
Cambodian factory workers’ knowledge and practices towards maternal and infant and young child feeding and peripartum labour laws

Université de Moncton Head of Food Science and Nutrition Award 


Jessy Carveth

Acadia University
Pilot Study: The Performance Benefits of Caffeine in Cycling: Exploring the Placebo and Nocebo Effects of Caffeine on Cycling Performance

See award winners from previous years