CFUW supports women in their pursuit of post-graduate education
Dana Olstad R.D., B.Sc., M.Sc.
It had always been my dream to pursue a PhD in nutrition. Scholarship support from the CFUW provided an important part of the funds I needed to pursue my dream. The recognition of having won a CFUW award helped me to win additional awards in subsequent years that carried me through my program. I have just written my dissertation and will be defending it soon. I appreciate the tireless efforts of CFUW members to raise funds in support of graduate studies. It is because of you that I am about to accomplish my goal!
Ph.D. candidate, Interdisciplinary program, 2009-present
Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS) and Dept. of Public Health, University of Alberta
- Title of Thesis: Catalyzing adoption and implementation of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth in recreational facilities
Read more about her Ph.D. research in the following publications:
- Olstad DL, Raine KD, McCargar LJ. Adopting and implementing nutrition guidelines in recreational facilities: Tensions between public health and corporate profitability. Public Health Nutrition, 16(5):815-823, 2013.
- Olstad DL, Raine KD, McCargar LJ. Adopting and implementing nutrition guidelines in recreational facilities: Public and private sector roles. A multiple case study. BMC Public Health 12:376, 2012.