Claire Tugault-Lafleur

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
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Accepting graduate students:

2021-2022: Yes

My research program emphasizes healthy eating in children and youth and is shaped by my background as a registered dietitian, fusing methods and theory from nutrition education, public health, behavioral and implementation sciences.

Current Projects:

  • Mobile health (mHealth) applications for dietary assessment and lifestyle interventions aimed at chronic disease prevention
  • Determinants, trends and patterns of food and nutrient intakes in the Canadian population using large population-based surveys (e.g. the Canadian Community Health Surveys, or CCHS)
  • Evaluation of natural policy experiments targeting children’s dietary and physical activity behaviours
  • Food parenting practices and their association with children’s eating behaviours
  • NUTR 4900: Challenges in Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition
  • NUTR 2050 Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
  • NUTR 4070: Nutrition Education
  • Post-doctoral fellowship, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (UBC) (2019-2020)
  • Post-doctoral fellowship, the University of British Columbia (UBC) (2018-2019)
  • Ph.D. (Human Nutrition), the University of British Columbia (UBC) (2013-2018)
  • Dietetic Internship, McGill University Health Center (2009-2010)
  • BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics, McGill University (2007-2010)
  • M.A. Human Geography, McGill University (2005-2007)
  • B.A. International Development Studies, McGill University (2002-2005)

Please see my Google Scholar profile for updated publications.

Mâsse, L.C. O’Connor, T., Lin, Y., Hughes, S., Tugault-Lafleur, C.N., Baranowski, T., & Beauchamp, M. (2020). Calibration of the Food Parenting Practice Item Bank: Tools for improving the measurement of food parenting practices of 5-12-year-old children. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(140).

Tugault-Lafleur, C.N., & Black, J.L. (2020). Lunch on school days in Canada: Examining contributions to nutrient and food group intake and differences across eating locations. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120(9), 1484–1497.

Tugault-Lafleur, C.N., Barr, S. I., & Black, J.L. (2019). Examining differences in school hour and school day dietary quality among Canadian children between 2004 and 2015. Public Health Nutrition, 22(16), 3051–3062.

Tugault-Lafleur, C.N., Black, J. L., & Black, J. L. (2019). Differences in the quantity and types of foods and beverages consumed by Canadians between 2004 and 2015. Nutrients, 11(3), 526.

Tugault-Lafleur, C.N., Black, J.L., & Barr, S. I. (2018). Lunch-time food source is associated with school hour and school day dietary quality. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 31(1), 96–107.

Tugault-Lafleur, C.N., Black, J.L., & Barr, S. I. (2017). Examining school day dietary intake among Canadian children. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 42(10), 1064–1072.

Tugault-Lafleur, C.N., Black, J.L., & Barr, S. I. (2017). A systematic review of methods to assess children's diets in the school context. Advances in Nutrition, 8(1), 63–79.

Tugault-Lafleur, C.N., Black, J.L., & Barr, S. I. (2017). Reply to MM Graziose. Advances in Nutrition, 8(4), 636–637.