Dr. Christina Lengyel

Position: Associate Professor

University of Manitoba
Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
405 Human Ecology Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Phone No.: (204) 474-9554

Fax No.: (204) 474-7592

E-mail: christina.lengyel@umanitoba.ca


Ph.D. in Nutrition, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, 2002
Dietetic Internship, University of Alberta Coordinated Dietetics Internship Program, 1996
B.Sc. in Home Economics, University of Alberta, 1996

Areas of Specialization:

  • Nutrition and the Elderly
  • Management for Food and Nutrition Professionals

Dr. Lengyel’s research focuses on nutrition and health-related issues of baby boomers and older adults residing in long-term care (LTC) facilities, assisted living facilities, and in community residences, in both rural and urban areas, to improve their nutritional well-being, longevity and quality of life.  More specifically:

  • Determinants of food intake in LTC - Making the Most of Mealtimes Study (M3);
  • Body image and food choices of baby boomer and older women;
  • Functional food usage and food product development for baby boomers and aging consumers;
  • LTC food service satisfaction with cognitively impaired and non-impaired residents;
  • Relocation and lifestyle changes of older adults in LTC homes;
  • Nutrition risk and food consumption patterns of very old Canadian men in the Manitoba Follow-up Study (MFUS);
  • Perceptions and food experiences of patients in end of life care.

Selected Publications:
1.  Akhtar U, Keller HH, Tate RB, Lengyel CO.  2015.  Construct validation of three nutrition questions using health and diet ratings in older Canadian males living in the community. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research; Aug(17):1-6.

2.  Marshall CE, Lengyel CO, Menec VH.  2014.  Women, aging and body image: A review.  Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care; 7(4):198-210.

3.  Lengyel CO, Tate RB, Bayomi DJ. 2014.  Nutritional risk of Canadian community-dwelling older men: The Manitoba Follow-up Study.  Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research; 75(1):84-8.

4.  Keller H, Carrier N, Duizer L, Lengyel C, Slaughter S, Steele C. 2014.  Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3): grounding mealtime interventions with an evidence-based conceptual model.  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association; 15(3):158-61.

5.  Broeska VE, Lengyel CO, Tate RB. 2013.  Nutritional risk and 5-year Mortality of older community-dwelling Canadian men: The Manitoba Follow-up Study. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics; 32(4): 317-29.

6.  Bugera J, Lengyel C, Utioh A, Arntfield S. 2013. Baby boomers’ acceptability of a tomato lentil pasta sauce. Food Research International 52(2):542-46.

7.  Caligiuri S, Lengyel C, Tate R.  2012.  Changes in food group consumption and associations with self-rated diet, health, life satisfaction, and mental and physical functioning over 5 years in very old Canadian men: The Manitoba Follow-up Study.  The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging 16(8):707-12.

8.  Marshall C, Lengyel C, Utioh A.  2012.   Body dissatisfaction among middle-aged and older women.  Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research 73(2):e241-e47.

9. Krahn VM, Lengyel CO, Hawranik P. 2011.  Healthy eating perceptions of older adults living in Canadian rural and northern communities.  Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics 30:261-73.

10. Sitter M, Lengyel C. 2011.  Nutritional status and eating habits of older Manitobans after relocating to a personal care home.  Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research 72(2):e134-e139.

11.  Lengyel CO, Tate RB, Obirek Blatz AK.  2009.  The relationships between food group consumption, self-rated health, and life satisfaction of community-dwelling Canadian older men: The Manitoba Follow-up Study.  Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly 28:158-173.