Dr. Joyce Slater

Position:  Associate Professor, Departments of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences and Community Health Sciences

Office:       
409 Human Ecology Building
Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
 R3T 2N2
CANADA

Phone: (204) 474-7322

Fax:  (204) 474-7593

e-mail: joyce.slater@umanitoba.ca

Education:

  • B.S.H.Ec. University of Saskatchewan (1987)
  • M.Sc. University of Manitoba (1992)

  • Ph.D. University of Manitoba (2009)
  • Registered Dietitian


Research Interests:

  • Community food and nutrition security
  • Role of food literacy in well-being and human ecology
  • Nutrition surveillance
  • Socio-environmental influences on food choice
  • Utilization-focused evaluation methods in community nutrition

Publications (peer reviewed):

Slater J,
Falkenberg T, Rutherford J, Colatruglio S. 2018. Food literacy competencies: A conceptual framework for youth transitioning to adulthood. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 42(5): 547-556. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ijcs.12471?af=R

Slater, J, Mudryj, A. 2018. Are we really eating well with Canada’s Food Guide? BMC Public Health. 18:652. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5540-4.

Roger, K, Bone, T, Heinonen, T, Schwartz, K, Slater, J & Thakrar, S. 2018. Exploring identity: What we do as qualitative researchers. The Qualitative Report. 23(3): 532:546. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss3/3/

Slater, J, Epp-Koop, S, Jakilazek, M, Green, C. 2017. Food deserts in Winnipeg, Canada: A novel method for measuring a complex and contested construct. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. 37(10): 350-356. https://doi.org/10.24095/hpcdp.37.10.05

*D’Andreamatteo, C, Slater, J. 2017. Measuring food security in Canadian adult homeless men. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2017-026 (*Trainee)

Slater, J. 2017. Food literacy: A critical tool in a complex foodscape. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. 109(2):14-20. (Feature article).

Entz, M*, Desmarais, A, Slater, J. 2017. Student food insecurity at the University of Manitoba. Canadian Food Studies. 4(1):139-159 DOI: 10.15353/cfs-rcea.v4i1.204 (*Trainee)
 
Henderson, A*, Epp-Koop, S, Slater, J. 2017. Exploring food and healthy eating with newcomers in Winnipeg’s North End. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. 13(1):1-14 DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJMHSC-06-2015-0022 (*Trainee)
 
Cyr, M*,  Slater, J. 2016. Got Bannock? Traditional Indigenous bread in Winnipeg’s North End, pp. 59-73. In F. Deer & T. Falkenberg (Eds.), Indigenous perspectives on education for well-being in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: ESWB Press. Retrievable from www.ESWB-Press.org  (*Trainee)

Slater, J, Mudryj, A. 2016.  Self-perceived eating habits and food skills of Canadians.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 48(7):486-495. DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2016.04.397

*Colatruglio, Sl, Slater, J. 2016. Challenges to acquiring and using food literacy: Perceptions of young Canadian adults. Canadian Food Studies Journal. 3(1):96-118. *(Trainee)

Slater, J
, Mudryj, A. 2016. Nurturing future generations: Household food practices of Canadian children and family meal participation.  Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research DOI 10.3148/cjpr-2015-050

*D’Andreamatteo, C, Slater, J. 2016. Exploring the nutritional vulnerability of homeless men in a Canadian urban setting.  Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless DOI 10.1080/10530789.2015.1116839 (*Trainee)

*Colatruglio, S, Slater, J. 2015. Food literacy: Perceptions of young Canadian adults. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 5(3):71-87. (*Trainee)

Larcombe, L, Mookherjee, N, Slater, J, Slivinski, C, Dantouze, J, Singer, M, Whaley, C, Denechezhe, L, Matyas, S, Decter, K, Turner-Brannen, E, Ramsey, C, Nickerson, P, & Orr, P 2015. Vitamin D, serum 25(OH)D, LL-37 and polymorphisms in a Canadian First Nation population with endemic tuberculosis. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v74.28952

Slater, J, Yeudall, F. 2015. Sustainable livelihoods for food and nutrition security in Canada: A conceptual framework for public health research, policy and practice. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 10:1, 1-21, DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2015.1004220

Slater, J, Qadar, Z, *Bewza, J. 2015. Review of food and nutrition services provided by community-based organizations serving people with HIV in Canada. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. 76(2) DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2014-033 (*Trainee)

Slater, J, Hinds, A. 2014. University student perceptions of home economics-food and nutrition education. International Journal of Home Economics, 7(2):68-80.

*Colatruglio, S, Slater, J. 2014. Food literacy: Bridging the gap between food, nutrition & well-being. In F. Deer, T. Falkenberg, B. McMillan, & L. Sims (Eds.), Sustainable well-being: Concepts, issues, and educational practices. Winnipeg, MB: ESWB Press. (*Trainee)

Slater, J. 2013.  Is Cooking Dead? The State of Home Economics-Food and Nutrition Education in a Canadian Province. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 37: 617-624.

Slater, J, Larcombe, L, Green, C, Slivinski C, Singer, M, Denechezhe L, Whaley, C, Nickerson, P, Orr, P. 2013. Dietary intake of Vitamin D in a northern Canadian Dene First Nation community. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72: 20723 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v72i0.20723

Slater, J, Sevenhuysen, G, Edginton, B & O'Neil, J. 2012. “Trying to make it all come together”: structuration and employed mothers’ experience of family food provisioning in Canada, Health Promotion International, 27(3), 405-415.

Larcombe, L, Mookherjee, N, Slater, J, Slivinski, C, Singer, M, Whaley, C, Denechezhe, L, Matyas, S, Turner-Brannen, E, Nickerson, P, Orr, P. 2012. Vitamin D in a Northern Canadian First Nation Population: dietary intake, serum concentrations and functional gene polymorphisms. PLoS ONE 7(11), 1-10.

Thompson, LH, Mahmud, SM, Keynan, Y, Slater, J, Dawood, M, Fowke, K, Van Caeseele, P, Blanchard, JF, and Becker, M. 2012. Serological survey of the novel Influenza A H1N1 in inner-city Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2009. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology 23(2), 65-68.

Slater, J. Sevenhuysen, G, Edginton, B, O’Neil, J, Green, C. 2009. The growing Canadian energy gap: More the can than the couch? Public Health Nutrition 12(11), 2216-2224.

Slater, J. Green, C, Sevenhuysen, G, Edginton, B, O’Neil, J. 2009. Socio-demographic and geographic analysis of overweight and obesity in Canadian adults. Chronic Diseases in Canada 30(1), 3-14.

Publications (other):

Entz, M*, Slater, J and Desmarais, A.  Education vs. groceries:  University student food insecurity in Manitoba. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, March 30, 2017. (*Trainee) https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/commentary/education-vs-groceries

Slater, J, Colatruglio, S. Manitoba Youth Nutrition Pilot Survey. February 29, 2016.  Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network.
 
*Witharana, M, Slater, J. Fast Facts: Fresh foods fuel change. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba. August 13, 2015. (*Trainee) https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/commentary/fast-facts-fresh-food-fuels-change

*Witharana, M, Slater, J. An innovative pilot evaluation of a pre-adolescent food literacy program – “Fresh Fuel: The CanU Food Club” 2013-14. June 9, 2015. CanU Canada. (*Trainee)

Slater, J, Rutherford, J. Identifying a dietary recall tool for use with the Manitoba Youth Health Survey: Feasibility of using the University of Waterloo Food Behaviour Questionnaire. March 20, 2015. Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network.

*Spence, K, Slater, J. Community Tables: Evaluation Report. March 13, 2013. Food Matters Manitoba, University of Manitoba (Human Nutritional Sciences), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) (*Trainee)

Rutherford, J, Slater, J. Enhancing access to healthy food in Manitoba schools through locally-derived, healthy value-added products: A feasibility report. March 26, 2014. Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network.

Marks, J, Slater, J. A report on the nutritional status of Manitoba children and youth using existing data. March 26, 2014. Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network.

Slater J, Falkenberg, T. Use nutrition education to fight obesity. Winnipeg Free Press, October 19, 2013. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/use-nutrition-education-to-fight-obesity-228440451.html

Slater, J. HIV/AIDS and food security in resource rich settings. 2012. National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases: Purple Paper. January; Issue 35. Ottawa, Public Health Agency of Canada https://cdn.metricmarketing.ca/www.nccid.ca/files/Purple_Paper_Note_mauve/PP_35_EN.pdf

Slater, J. The state of Home Economics-nutrition and food skills in Canadian schools: Feasibility study. July 31, 2012. Ottawa, Health Canada.

Slater, J. 2007. Community food security: Position of Dietitians of Canada. http://www.dietitians.ca/Dietitians-View/Community-Food-Security.aspx

Current Funding:

Characterizing dietary gluten avoidance in the Canadian pediatric and adult population.
Funding period: May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019. Value: $25,000. Role: Co-Applicant (Principal Applicant: Natalie Riediger, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.  Co-Applicants: Charles Bernstein, Dept. of Internal
Medicine, University of Manitoba; Don Duerksen, Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba; Adriana Mudryj, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

FANS: Building Evidence to Inform Policies and Programs for Food and Nutrition Security in Manitoba Youth: Funding agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  Value: $393,975. Funding period: April 2018 – March 2021. Role: Nominated Principal Applicant (Principal Applicant: Rob Santos, Healthy Child Manitoba. Co-Applicants: Alan Katz, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP), Dept. of Community Health Sciences (CHS), University of Manitoba; Thomas Falkenberg, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba; Nathan Nickel, Marcelo Urquia, Dan Chateau, MCHP & CHS, University of Manitoba; Jaime Cidro, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Winnipeg; Natalie Riediger, Ongomiizwin Research & CHS, University of Manitoba; Chris Green, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority; Jeff Laplante, National Aboriginal Diabetes Association.  Numerous collaborators/knowledge users including school divisions, community-based and government organizations).

Comparative evaluation of Victoria, Australia and Manitoba, Canada Human Ecology education curricula.  Funding agency: Mitacs Globalink Research Award Abroad. Value: $6,000. Funding period: February – August 2018.  Role: Principal Applicant (Co-Applicants: Tony Worsley, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Australia; Sandra Fordyce-Voorham, Mentone Girls’ Grammar School, Melbourne, Australia; Darren Fife (student), Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba).

Indigenous food sovereignty assessment tool. Funding agency: Canadian Home Economics Foundation. Value: $5000. Funding period: August 2017 – July 2018. Role: Principal Applicant (Co-Applicants: Natalie Riediger, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Jeff LaPlante, National Aboriginal Diabetes Association).

On the ground: Research at the Bell Tower. Funding agency: Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba (Patient and Public Engagement Fund). Value: $2,000. Funding period: August 2017 – July 2018. Role: Co-Applicant (Principal Applicant: Natalie Riediger, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Co-Applicants: Jeff LaPlante, National Aboriginal Diabetes Association; Michael Champagne, Aboriginal Youth Opportunities).

Food is our Future: Identifying Traditional Indigenous Foods in Winnipeg’s North End to Promote Food Security (as part of Partnering for change: Community-based solutions for Aboriginal and inner-city poverty).  Funding agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Value: $2,500,000 ($9,000 allotted to J. Slater, PI November 2015 - October 2018).  Support period: March 2012 – February 2019. Role: Co-investigator (Principal Investigator: John Loxley, Department of Economics, University of Manitoba; 25 additional Co-investigators from Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg, University College of the North, Canadian Mennonite University, Government of Manitoba, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, University of British Columbia, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc., Community Education Development Association, Native Women’s Transition Centre Inc., Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives).

Growing Roots: An Action Research Project to Build Newcomer Food Security in Winnipeg’s North End (as part of Partnering for change: Community-based solutions for Aboriginal and inner-city poverty). Funding agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Value: $2,500,000 ($7,087.50 allotted to J. Slater, PI March 2015 - March 2018). Support period: March 2012 – February 2019. Role: Co-investigator (Principal Investigator: John Loxley, Department of Economics, University of Manitoba; 25 additional Co-investigators from Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg, University College of the North, Canadian Mennonite University, Government of Manitoba, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, University of British Columbia, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc., Community Education Development Association, Native Women’s Transition Centre Inc., Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives). Received additional funding for Master’s student (A. Goulet) through the University of Manitoba GETS program: $10,000 (May 2015-April 2016).

Awards:

  • Professor of the Year Award, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba (2018-19)
  • Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research (Interdisciplinary Category), University of Manitoba (2016)
  • Professor of the Year Award, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba (2015)
  • Manitoba Association of Home Economists Excellence in Teaching Award (2013)
  • University of Manitoba Students' Teacher Recognition Award (2013)
  • University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award (2010)