Mirah Valdes presents her work on prevalence of dietary exclusions in Canada to colleagues at the 2019 Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Conference.
The Public Health and Urban Nutrition (PHUN) research group is directed by Dr. Jennifer Black and is housed in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Our research aims to improve understanding of the complex social and contextual factors that shape the health of individuals, communities and of the environment. Using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, we pursue research that focuses on neighborhood food environments, school health and food systems research and understanding the impact of community food programs. We collaborate with community organizations, government partners and local health authorities to make sure our research is informing and is informed by priority questions and challenges facing North American cities.
Our team includes researchers and trainees with diverse educational backgrounds and specialized training in the areas of nutrition and dietetics, epidemiology, economics, geography, and public health.