The partnership between the University of Alberta’s ENRICH project and The Multicultural Health Brokers Co-Operative, has led to the creation of the Grocery Run which is a food rescue program that supports vulnerable immigrant and refugee families. Read more about this exciting program by clicking here!

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Photo and Story by the University of Alberta

The Elders Mentoring Program was developed from ENRICH's partnership with Maskwacis Health Services and the Wetaskiwin Primary Care Network. The program allows elders to provide support to pregnant women and their partners in the Maskwacis community during pregnancy, and after delivery. The program was recently featured in the Wetaskiwin Times Newspaper. To learn about the program and the impact it is having in the community , please click on the imagine below. 


Photo and Story by The Wetaskiwin Times 

Congratulations to ENRICH trainee, Grant Bruno, who was recently featured on the University of Alberta webpage, and was recognized as a role model at the University.  To read Grant's inspiring story, please click here


ENRICH trainee, Laura Adam, attended the Society for Obstetrics & Gynecology Meeting in Vancouver earlier this year. Laura represented the ENRICH team at the conference while co-presenting with Adam King and Dr. Sarah McDonald on the topic of weight gain and nutrition in pregnancy. Go Laura! 


Congratulations to ENRICH trainee, Laura Adam, who has been named the Canadian Nutrition Society Member of the Month for May 2016! To read her full profile, please click here.

Congratulations are in order for two ENRICH post-doctoral fellows, Drs. Sarah Elliott (left) and Megan Jarman (right). Both recently received prestigious Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS) Postgraduate Fellowships.

These fellowships are awarded to trainees to provide them with developmental opportunities to gain broad experience within the health research environment to facilitate success in launching careers in academia, industry, government, or elsewhere. 


Congratulations to three of our ENRICH trainees, who are recent recipients of prestigious graduate scholarships:

  • Leticia Pereira (left) - Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • Maira Quintanilha (center) - Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • Laura Adam (right) - CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship distinguishes doctoral students who demonstrate a high level of academic excellence, research potential, and leadership.

The CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship is awarded to Master's students with exemplary records of academic excellence, research potential, and personal characteristics/interpersonal skills.



Canadian Consensus on Female Nutrition: Adolescence, Reproduction, Menopause, and Beyond

Our very own, Dr. Bell was one of the co-authors for the Clinical Practical Guideline for Female Nutrition published in June of 2016 by the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada. 

Global News Edmonton - Health Matters

Dr. Bell and ENRICH trainee Laura Adam were recently featured on Global News Edmonton to discuss their work on the Be Healthy in Pregnancy (BeHIP) Study.

Alberta Health Services Provincial Webinar Series: Provider Education on Obesity Prevention

Promoting and Supporting Healthy Weights During Pregnancy and Postpartum Presentation by Dr. Bell. 

Labour and delivery health simulation centre

Edmonton is now home to Canada’s first simulation centre dedicated to women’s health. 

Measuring Calories You're Burning

Global Edmonton News: A local research team is learning more about a mother's metabolism using a unique room. The Calorimetry room is the only room of it's kind in Western Canada and 1 of 2 in all of Canada. 

University of Alberta researchers studying why some women hold onto weight postpartum

University of Alberta researchers are hoping to find strategies for women to gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy and dispel the myth of melting away post-partum weight.

The weighting game. How much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

Dr. Rhonda Bell, a professor at the University of Alberta’s Institute for Human Nutrition, sheds some light on pregnancy and healthy weight gain.

New Studies to Help Women Achieve Healthy Weights During and After 

Pregnancy - Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions awards $2.5 million to University of Alberta team, AIHS news release.

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