CNS Conference

The Canadian Nutrition Society/la Société canadienne de nutrition (CNS-SCN) and the University of Toronto have organized a one-day conference on Advances in Dietary Carbohydrates and Fibre in Nutrition. Join us for an exciting day of presentations by dynamic speakers who will help you better understand the latest advances in dietary carbohydrates and fibre.

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Academic Seminar

Hey Everyone!

Ever wonder which hormones influence your appetite? Come join us on Monday November 25th from 4-5 pm in FG 423 to learn how testosterone is linked to our appetite. The academic seminar will be given by Alexander Schwartz and will focus on the role of testosterone during adolescence and obesity. As always, there will be free food so mark your calenders now!

Nutrition Student Consultants Program

The NSSA is excited to announce our new Nutrition Student Consultants program!

The program will allow passionate Nutritional Sciences students to gain valuable experience in nutrition consulting work, while providing nutritional advice and information to food programs across campus, with the ultimate goal of engaging and educating the U of T community.

Projects will include healthy eating seminars, menu planning, and providing nutritional information, among others; the program is
mentored by professional nutrition consultants, and works in collaboration with campus partners such as U of T Food Services,
Harvest Noon, and the Culinary Arts Club.

Details and application forms are attached. The deadline is Nov 22, at 11:59pm to (but applicants will be
contacted on a rolling basis, so the sooner the better!)
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Annual Student-Professor Luncheon

We invite all those who are taking any NFS course to attend our Annual Student-Professor Luncheon! Here you will have the opportunity to meet and network with the professors in the Nutrition Department in a  casual environment over lunch. This event gives students the chance to chat with the professors about their courses, research, life and more! So don’t miss this opportunity to pick the brains of our amazing professors, and create a personal relationship with them. This event will take place at Hart House Debates Room on November 4th from 12-3 pm.

Feel free to stop by at anytime for delicious food and great conversation!

CIHR/NSERC/SSHR Graduate studies award applications

This is just a reminder to all students who plan on going to graduate school in the 2014/2015 year and intend to apply for the CIHR/NSERC/SSHR award. The deadline has been extended to Nov 15, 2013 this year. If you missed the session held by the School of  Graduate Studies at U of T, you may find this resource helpful regarding eligibility, application process  etc.

NSSA Film and Games Night!

Hello fellow nutrition students!

Need to unwind from assignments and midterms?  Come and have some fun  at our fall FILM & GAMES Night! This is a great opportunity to socialize among your fellow nutrition students and also meet us, your amazing executives!! The nutrition department is known for being a small, tight-knit and welcoming community so we encourage all of you to come and be apart of it. We will have a free movie screening and fun games.

As always, we will have the best food around!

So we look forward to seeing you all on Monday October 28th from 6-8pm at FG 423.


Community Kitchens are back at Hart House!

New Community Kitchen Dates!

At Community Kitchen you can pool your resources and your culinary skills with others to create a  cheap feast for the senses!  Each event offers a hands-on cooking experience with a unique menu and a special quest speaker that will provide us with a glimpse into a social justice issue.

2013 / 2014 Community Kitchen Dates:

* Tues., Oct. 22, 2013 from 6-9 pm  

* Tues., Nov. 19, 2013 from 6-9 pm

* Tues., Jan. 21, 2014 from 6-9 pm  

* Tues., Feb. 25, 2014 from 6-9 pm  

* Tues., March 25, 2014 from 6-9 pm


$10 (includes HST) / U of T Students & Hart House Members
$15 (includes HST) / Non Student/Non Members

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NSSA by-elections & general meeting

Hello All!

To those of you who are in 2ed or 3rd year, the NSSA is looking to fill executive positions for (2) second year representatives and (1) third year representative! So, if you are interested in getting involved with the NSSA and joining our amazing team, please email us at and let us know if you are interested in running for these positions.

Candidates must prepare a 1 minute speech and be elected at our by-elections meeting on Tuesday October 8, from 2-3pm in FG423. In order to be a viable candidate, you must be either in the Nutritional Sciences Major program, or taking at least 1 NFS course. Further information about the duties of these positions are posted in our constitution which can be found here:

We will also be holding a general meeting, so for those of you interested in hearing about what we have planned for the year, come on out and say hi. We look forward to seeing you all!

Dept. of Nutritional Sciences Mentorship Program

Not sure what career options are out there in Nutritional Sciences?  Interested in networking with professionals working in the field?  Want to know about “next-steps” after graduating with a B.Sc. majoring in Nutritional Sciences?  Need advice from someone who’s “been there done that?” Applications for this year’s alumni-student mentorship program are now available!  Get them in by mid-July to ensure yourself a spot.  You don’t want to miss out on an amazing opportunity to network one-on-one with alumni from our the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

DNS Mentorship Program Application

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  The application isn’t hard at all – it’s just a way for the department to match you with alumni who are most suited to your interests!