Nadia Flexner

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Nadia is a senior PhD student in the L’Abbé Lab. Her doctoral research focuses on estimating the dietary, health and healthcare costs’ impact of different food policies aiming to improve the Canadian food environment – such as food reformulation to decrease the content of sodium and free-sugars in packaged foods, and front-of-pack nutrition labeling. Nadia has expertise in dietary assessment, nutrient profiling systems, and the use of simulation modeling methods to estimate the health impact and cost-effectiveness of food policies. She is also interested in assessing the healthfulness of the food supply using different approaches. Nadia received the CIHR Healthy Cities Training Award for 2022-2023. Prior to joining the L’Abbe Lab, Nadia worked as an International Nutrition Policy Consultant for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for three years and has held short consultancies since then. While at PAHO she contributed to work related to breastfeeding, complementary feeding, adolescent’s nutrition, elimination of trans-fats from the food supply, strategies to reduce sodium intakes, front-of-pack nutrition labelling, and sustainable food systems, as well as the development and implementation of an online self-learning course on the application of social marketing for public health issues.

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