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Heather Keller

Heather Keller, PhD, RD, FDC University of Waterloo Principal Investigator: 2017 Knowledge Translation Grant — More-2-Eat Phase 2: spread and scaling up of improved nutrition care processes to detect and treat malnutrition for older adults in hospital (KT2017-01) 2014 (Fall) Strategic Impact Grant — More-2-Eat: Nutrition care pathway and optimized protein supplementation for malnourished elderly patients (SIG 2014F-08) 2013 Catalyst…

2020 SSA Awardees

Congratulations to all 2020 Summer Student Awardees and their Supervisors. Meet the future of frailty care! Julie Beitel is a third-year Nutrition student in the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. She will be starting her dietetic practicum in Regina, SK in the fall of this year. Julie is excited for...

Diet and Nutrition

Good nutrition is essential for cell and tissue repair, for daily activities, and to keep people healthy, happy, and well. As we age, our dietary and nutrition needs change. Being aware of these changes and adjusting your eating habits can help prevent you from developing frailty. When we talk about “diet,” we’re talking about the...

Frailty in the Spotlight on ZoomerTV

Filmed on September 25 in Toronto, this episode features nutrition, activity and frailty experts as they address the important issue of frailty and give great advice on reducing your risk of developing frailty. Thank you to our expert guests below: John Muscedere, CFN Scientific Director & CEO Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak Barbara…

Navigating the System

Navigating the healthcare system can be tricky, even for people who are experienced with it. CFN recognizes this and has created this page to help guide your interactions with the system. Preparing for Doctors Appointments Preparing for appointments will allow you to make the best use of your time with your healthcare professional, especially when...

Fighting frailty with food: early screening for malnutrition in hospitals

If you’re over 65 and you’re in the hospital for more than two days, there is a 45 per cent chance you’re malnourished. In other words, you might not be getting enough of the calories or nutrients you need to recover from your illness or injury. As a result, you might have to stay longer…

Fighting frailty with food: early screening for malnutrition in hospitals

If you’re over 65 and you’re in the hospital for more than two days, there is a 45 per cent chance you’re malnourished. In other words, you might not be getting enough of the calories or nutrients you need to recover from your illness or injury. As a result, you might have to stay longer…

Learning from the leaders: a knowledge exchange with Denmark

Click here to read our recently published paper on how best practices from Danish healthcare could help improve care and system efficiencies for Canada’s aging population. The aroma of fresh-baked bread wafted through the corridors of the nursing home in Horsens, Denmark, as the Canadian visitors marvelled at the open-concept kitchen, herb and vegetable gardens,...

Get fit for surgery

Research aims to prevent post-op complications and disabilities in older people living with frailty Imagine you are 75 or 80 and facing a major surgery. Are you confident in your ability to stay strong and recover quickly from the procedure? Or, are you worried the operation will leave you weak and unable to get around…