A snapshot of the School of Nutrition Sciences

The School of Nutrition Sciences provides practical and theoretical training in a stimulating learning environment that allows students to develop expertise in food and nutrition science, improve the nutritional and health environments of populations, and contribute significantly to knowledge in this field.


Innovation in nutrition science is essential to promoting health and well-being worldwide. Our food and nutrition science programs aim to generate and disseminate leading-edge knowledge about food and nutrition to promote healthy lifestyles.


Our mission is to train professionals who will be leaders in food and nutrition science in a high-calibre, bilingual research setting.

A quick overview of nutrition sciences

Nutrition sciences are a constantly evolving; they are an important sector of our economy. The demand for experts in this field is growing and employment prospects are excellent.

University training in nutrition sciences allows students to choose from a wide range of career settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, food services, community health centres, government agencies, research institutes, agribusiness and universities, to name a few.

The School’s growing body of experts understand and emphasize the significant impact of nutrition on health, and their research focuses on emerging areas of food science and nutrition.

Our directors

Isabelle Giroux

Director, School of Nutrition Sciences
: LEE 362D
Telephone: 613-562-5800, ext. 8337
Email[email protected]

Riadh Hammami

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Studies
Room: RGN 2219
Telephone: 613-562-5800, ext. 4110
Email[email protected]

Chantal Matar

Assistant Director, Graduate Studies
Room: RGN 2057
Telephone: 613-562-5800, ext. 8322
Email[email protected]

Contact us

School of Nutrition Sciences

200 Lees Avenue (FHS)
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 1596
General enquiries
Undergraduate studies
Graduate studies