Chelsea is presently a Policy Analyst in the Health Promotion Division at Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Her focus is on developing policies to promote healthy weights and behaviours in Ontario children.
In the L’Abbé Lab, Chelsea studied the nutritional content of Canadian foods and beverages marketed to children through elements of their product packaging. Chelsea was invited to present her research at national and international conferences. At Experimental Biology 2015, she was a finalist in the the American Society of Nutrition’s Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition at the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference. Over the course of her Master’s, Chelsea was awarded prestigious scholarships, including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and CIHR Master’s Award: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships. She was also a trainee in the CIHR Strategic Training in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention (PICDP): A Pan-Canadian Program.
Chelsea also has an Honours Bachelor of Science with specialization in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa.
Thesis: Examining the nutritional content of prepackaged foods and beverages marketed to children in Canada