• Dr. Christina Lengyel, associate professor with the department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    405 Human Ecology Building
    35 Chancellor’s Circle
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    T: 204-474-9554


  • PhD (Nutrition), University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • BSc (Home Economics), University of Alberta, Canada


  • HNSC 3342 Management for Food and Nutrition Professionals
  • HNSC 4310 Nutrition and the Elderly
  • HNSC 7560 Nutrition for an Aging Population


Research interests

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

  • Determinants of food and fluid intake
  • Dietary assessment
  • Body image and baby boomer women
  • Nutrition end of life practices in LTC

Current research projects

  • Understanding Food Choices, Nutrition Experiences and Nutritional Risk of Very Old Canadian men: The Manitoba Follow-up Study - (PI)
  • Navigating the Nutrition Information Landscape for Long Term Care Residents and their Decision Makers at the End of Life - (PI)
  • Dining in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living: Stakeholder Perspectives - (Co-I)
  • Development of Hydration Intervention Protocols for Long Term Care Homes (PI- URGP Grant, University of Manitoba)


Other information

Dr. Lengyel is a Registered Dietitian (College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Canada and Commission on Dietetic Registration, United States).


  • 2019 - Nomination for the FAFS Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2019 - Member Recognition Award for Outstanding Leadership at the Dietitians of Canada National Conference Annual Members Awards, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • 2019 - 2018 Merit Award for Service from the University of Manitoba in the Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering Category
  • 2017, 2018 - Nomination for the Faculty of Graduate Studies Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2016 - Dannon Institute’s 2016 Academic Mid-Career Nutrition Leadership Institute     
  • 2010 - Certificate of Teaching Excellence, 18th Annual Students’ Teacher Recognition, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2009 - Centre on Aging Research Fellowship, University of Manitoba Centre on Aging, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2006 - The Excellence in Teaching Award, Manitoba Association of Home Economists, Winnipeg, MB