• Dr. Natalie Riediger, assistant professor with the department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

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

    T: 204-480-1323


  • PhD (Community Health Sciences), University of Manitoba, Canada
  • MSc (Human Nutritional Sciences), University of Manitoba, Canada
  • BSc (Human Nutritional Sciences), University of Manitoba, Canada


HNSC 4290 Food, Nutrition and Health Policy


Research interests

Dr. Riediger's research focuses on food and health equity for marginalized populations, particularly Indigenous populations, using quantitative-, qualitative-, and mixed-methods. Generally, the objectives of her research program are to:

  • document and analyze food and nutrition-related health inequities;
  • examine the impact of current and proposed food and nutrition-related policies;
  • inform the development of food, nutrition, and social policies to address nutrition-related health inequities;
  • engage community in the research process to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based solutions.

Current research projects

  • Exploring the acceptability of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax among Canadian Indigenous populations
  • Exploring experiences of and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic among the Manitoba grocery and charitable food sectors
  • Dietary gluten avoidance among the Canadian population and nutritional implications
  • A call to action toward food equity: examining diet quality and food security among Canadian Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, 2015 vs. 2004
  • Food positivity in Canadian post-secondary pedagogy (PI: Dr. Andrea Bombak)
  • Food and nutrition security among Manitoba youth (PI: Dr. Joyce Slater)


Other information

Current Graduate Students:

  • Maria Kisselgoff
  • Anne Waugh
  • Research Coordinator: Kelsey Mann