Maude Perreault

Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Human Nutrition
Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition

Maude Perreault (she/her) is a Registered Dietitian and Research Fellow in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Dr Perreault completed her dietetic training at the Université de Montréal – CHU Sainte-Justine, and obtained her PhD from McMaster University.

Dr Perreault's clinical and research interests are centered around early life nutrition intervention to support optimal growth starting in utero, and optimal eating and feeding practices in early life. Dr Perreault also support parents through her online private practice, with a focus on helping parents team up and tackle "picky eating" with their toddlers. Her work was supported by a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Vanier doctoral award and a Career Enhancement Award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientists Program.

Dr Perreault's mission is to support children as they learn to eat, and parents as they learn to feed, with the goal that children and parents can enjoy pleasant family meals, get optimal nutrition and develop a positive relationship to food.

Food literacy, Feeding practices, Food parenting, Co-parenting, Lifecycle, Pregnancy, Infancy, Preschool years, Families, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), Eating behaviors, Nutrient intake.

  • Winter 2021: NUTR*1020 Professional Practice in Applied Nutrition
  • Post-doctoral Fellow – University of Guelph – 2020 (current position)
  • PhD (Medical Sciences, Pediatrics) – McMaster University, 2019
  • MSc (Human Health and Nutritional Sciences) – University of Guelph, 2013
  • Integrated Dietetic Internship – Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Ste-Justine, 2010
  • BSc (Nutrition and Dietetics) – Université de Montréal, 2010

Registered dietitian, nutrition counselling for parents of preschoolers with a focus on picky eating - private practice Family & Co. Nutrition.