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Tonight is about staying healthy and having good habits -come grab a beer (it has complex carbs, right?) to discuss these topics!
Deconstructing the complexity of human eating behaviour
Daiva Nielsen (Assistant Professor in the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University )
Human eating behaviour is complex and influenced by many biological and social factors. The modern day food environment poses challenges for healthful eating, particularly for individuals with biological traits to prefer more palatable foods. My research evaluates how biological factors interact together with exposures in the food environment to influence eating behaviour. Themes of genetics, food cue responsiveness, taste, and the retail food environment will be discussed. Findings from my work will be used to design innovative, more individualized strategies to improve eating habits.
Leveling Up Anti-Doping Education
Lindsay Duncan (Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education McGill University)
Teenaged athletes are at greater risk for initiating doping than they think – pressure to be the best is all around them! Taking nutritional supplements to get an edge has become common practice. Despite this risk, doping prevention education often doesn’t work because it fails to motivate and engage teens. Our team is working to improve anti-doping education and teach the behavioural skills needed to avoid doping through a highly engaging hook: videogames.