Julia Maclaren RD

A passionate culinary dietitian, Julia Maclaren is the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Wellness Kitchen Consultant. Julia draws on a breadth of patient-care and professional experience to fuel innovative knowledge translation and practical nutrition care interventions in the AHS Wellness Kitchen. Operating within an integrated provincial health authority, and equipped with broadcast media technology, the AHS Wellness Kitchen is accessible to more than 4 million Albertans. Through virtual and in-person delivery, Julia designs, develops, and delivers food literacy and nutrition interventions in the form of Wellness Kitchen curriculums, serving patients, specialty populations, health care providers, medical and dietetic trainees, and the community. Julia sits on the advisory board of the global Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (TKC); and Pursuit, a new mobile application that uses machine learning to teach cooking and food skills to support patients with healthy eating at home. She co-chairs the TKC Nutrition committee and has been fortunate to collaborate on several publications, webinars, and resources with TKC colleagues. Committed to advancing the growing evidence-base supporting Culinary Medicine interventions, Julia is completing her Master of Science in Health Services Research at the University of Calgary’s Cummings School of Medicine. An engaging speaker, Julia regularly presents on the role of the dietitian in culinary medicine and teaching kitchens; recent presentations include the Teaching Kitchen Research Conference, the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, the Dietitians of Canada National Conference, and the Alberta Health Services I4 conference.


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Julia Maclaren RD

Wellness Kitchen Consultant

Alberta Health Services

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