Christina Wong (2011-2015)

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Dr. Christina L. Wong is currently the owner and founder of NutriSci Consulting, which provide services in freelance writing and support in the area of nutrition research to academic, and private and public sectors.  She has both clinical and population health expertise in nutritional sciences and public health nutrition policies.  Her PhD research in the L’Abbé Lab focused on evaluating nutrition-related claims on food labels using both food supply and consumer research data (Read more here).  She was funded by the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and two CIHR Strategic Training Fellowships in 1) Public Health Policy and 2) Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention, and was also awarded the Michael Archer Award for Research Excellence.  She has published her research in highly regarded peer review journals such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism.

Dr. Wong has over 10 years of experience with the Department of Nutritional Sciences as both a full time graduate student and as the former Program Manager of the Program in Food Safety, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs, under the skillful direction of Dr. Harvey Anderson.  As the Program Manager, she has supported the scientific approval of health claim applications and the basis of several Health Canada guidance documents.   During her time at the University of Toronto, she has worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, and the Food Industry.

Dr. Wong is also wife and MOM to a beautiful daughter.  In her spare time, she is also the founder and main contributor of a cooking video blog: Chewie Chews – Confessions of a Home Cook.

Thesis: The Prevalence and Consumer Attitudes and Understanding of Nutrient Content and Disease Risk Reduction Claims: Evaluating the Implementation of Nutrition-related Claims on Foods in Canada