Andrea Buchholz, PhD, RD

Andrea Buchholz, Professor, Applied Human Nutrition
Professor, Applied Human Nutrition
Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
Email: 
abuchhol@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519-824-4120, ext 52347
Office: 
Dept Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Room 235 Macdonald Institute, Guelph ON Canada, N1G 2W1
Lab: 
Body Composition Lab, Rooms 285-287, Food Science Addition and HHNS Annex

 

I am a Registered Dietitian with three research streams:

(1) I am the Director of the University of Guelph Body Composition Lab, and a co-investigator of the Guelph Family Health Study, with a research interest in children's and parents' body composition.

2) Dairy product and plant-based alternative consumption of Canadians, including attitudes and perceptions thereof, and associations with cardiometabolic risk.

(3) Investigating the use of patient simulations in the education and training of undergraduate and graduate nutrition students.

Accepting graduate students:

2020: Yes

Current Teaching:

Fall 2020: FRAN*6610: Advances in Clinical Nutrition
Winter 2021: NUTR*4120: Applied Clinical Skills and NUTR*1020: Professional Practice in Applied Nutrition

 

Leadership:

  • Curriculum Chair, Applied Human Nutrition program
  • Academic Lead, Educational Leadership in Teaching Excellence
  • Host, "Let's Talk About Teaching" monthly teaching circle, FRAN


When Not Professing, I am...
...one half of a St. John's Ambulance pet therapy team. The other half is my 11 year old Shihpoo, Dylan.
...a comedic improviser with an improv troupe in Waterloo.

Post-doctoral fellow - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

Post-doctoral fellow - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2003

PhD (Nutritional Sciences) - University of Toronto, 2002                                                                                                                                                                                                

Dietetic internship:  Hamilton Health Sciences, 1995

MSc (AHN) - University of Guelph, 1994

B.A.A. (Foods and Nutrition), Ryerson University, 1992

                    

I am a Registered Dietitian with three research streams:

(1) I am the Director of the University of Guelph Body Composition Lab, and a co-investigator of the Guelph Family Health Study, with a research interest in children's and parents' body composition.

(2) Dairy product and plant-based alternative consumption of Canadians, including attitudes and perceptions thereof, and associations with cardiometabolic risk.

(3) Investigating the use of patient simulations in the education and training of undergraduate and graduate nutrition students

(*denotes student collaboration): 

Buchholz AC, *Vanderleest K, MacMartin C, Prescod A, Wilson A. Patient simulations improve dietetics students’/interns’ competence related to communication and nutrition care. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019; pii: S1499-4046(19)31063-2.

*Marcinow ML, Randall Simpson JA, Whiting SJ, Buchholz AC. An exploration of milk product health beliefs and dietary calcium intake in young adults.  Can J Diet Pract Res. E-First article: pp. 1-7. Published May 8 2019.

*Srbely V, *Janjua I, Buchholz AC, Newton G.  Interventions aimed at increasing dairy and/or calcium consumption of preschool-aged children: A systematic literature review.  Nutrients. 2019;11(714):1-26.

*Krystia O, *Ambrose T, Darlington G, Ma DWL, Buchholz AC, Haines J. Guelph Family Health Study. A randomized home-based childhood obesity-prevention intervention has favourable long-term effects on parental body composition: Guelph Family Health Study.  BMC Obesity.  2019;6(10):1-9

    I am a co-investigator of the Guelph Family Health Study, a family-based obesity-prevention intervention for families with young children. https://guelphfamilyhealthstudy.com/

    I collaborate with Dr. David Ma and Dr. Jess Haines and other University of Guelph researchers on the Guelph Family Health Study.

    I co-lead the Dairy Research Group with Dr. Genevieve Newton, at the University of Guelph.

    I collaborate with Dr. Ann Wilson, Dr. Clare MacMartin and Alexia Prescod on the use of theatre students as simulated patients in the training and education of nutrition undergraduate and graduate students.

     

    I am currently co-principal investigator (with Dr. Genevieve Newton) of a knowledge translation grant "Using integrated knowledge mobilization to develop novel nutrition education strategies to increase dairy consumption of preschool-aged children."

    Current Trainees:

     

    MacKenzie Harris (MSc) and Jonathan Gillmore (MSc): Using integrated knowledge mobilization to develop novel nutrition education strategies to increase dairy consumption of preschool-aged children

    Jane Flapper (Undergraduate research internship): Calcium and vitamin D intakes of preschool-aged children

     

    I am interested in investigating:

    • Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio in determining pediatric cardiometabolic risk
    • Associations between dairy intake and body composition and cardiometabolic risk in children
    • Associations between household dairy product purchases and child diet quality
    • Dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D in children
    • Development of percent fat mass standards for preschoolers
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