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Socio-Economic Impact on the Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women

As part of our partnership with the University of Ottawa's LIFE Research Institute, Sodexo is financing a research project that is studying a novel social nutrition approach to decrease maternal and infant health inequalities. This project is led by Bénédicte Fontaine-Bisson, Associate Professor at the School of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Ottawa and a Registered Dietitian, and Alexandre Dumas, Associate Professor at the Human Kinetics Faculty of Health Sciences, both at the University of Ottawa.  

The research will focus on identifying psychosocial, economic and institutional determinants, as well as their impacts on the physical and mental health of mothers and infants. Furthermore, this research will establish the organisational structures of perinatal nutrition services which are offered by hospitals, medical clinics and community organisations.

The overall objective is to improve perinatal nutrition through a continuum of responsive health and community social services, and ultimately to improve health and wellbeing during a critical period for mothers and children.  

 

 

Learn more about Sodexo’s partnership with the University of Ottawa’s LIFE Research Institute and the other two research projects.

March 03, 2021

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