Senior Instructor, Food, Nutrition and Health
phone: 6048220147
fax: 6048225143
FNH 249
2205 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


University of British Columbia, PhD, Human Nutrition
Queen’s University, BSc, Life Science
Queen’s University, BA, Honours Psychology


  • Community nutrition: Using participatory approaches to develop effective community nutrition programs; exploring issues related to food security locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Nutrition education: Developing targeted nutrition education programs and evaluating their effect on health behaviours and outcomes.
  • Nutrition ecology: Exploring strategies to promote nutritious diets within the context of sustainable food systems.
  • Psychosocial aspects of human nutrition: Exploring dietary attitudes, food choice, nutrition-related stress, and their associations with body weight, body composition, and other indicators of health.
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning: Critical examination of active learning strategies to identify, test, and refine methods to increase student engagement and enhance learning in the context of undergraduate education.


I am committed to creating engaging learning opportunities using a variety of active learning approaches, including problem-based learning (PBL) and community service learning (CSL).


  • FNH 355: International Nutrition
  • FNH 471: Human Nutrition over the Lifespan
  • FNH 473: Nutrition Education in the Community
  • FNH 477: Nutrition and Disease Prevention

Selected Publications

Rideout CA, Barr SI. 2009. “Restrained eating” versus “trying to lose weight”: how are they associated with body weight and tendency to overeat among postmenopausal women? Journal of the American Dietetic Association 109(5): 890-893.

Rideout CA. 2009. Potential micronutrient inadequacies in vegetarian diets. The Whitehall-Robbins Report 18(3).

Rideout CA, Peitsch LS. Could recommendations presented in Canada’s new food guide affect the cost of eating? Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research 2008; 69(3):162.

Rideout CA, Linden W, Barr SI. 2006. High cognitive dietary restraint is associated with increased cortisol excretion in postmenopausal womenJournal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 61A: 628-33.

Rideout CA, McKay HA, Barr SI. 2006. Self-reported lifetime physical activity and areal bone mineral density in healthy postmenopausal women: the importance of teenage activity. Calcified Tissue International 79: 214-22.

Rideout CA, McLean JA, Barr SI. 2004. Women with high scores for cognitive dietary restraint choose foods lower in fat and energy.Journal of the American Dietetic Association 104: 1154-7.

Barr SI, Rideout CA. 2004. Nutritional considerations for vegetarian athletesNutrition 20: 696-703.

Rideout CA, Barr SI, Prior JC. 2003. Clinical eating disorders and subclinical disordered eating: implications for bone health. In S. New and J-P. Bonjour, eds. Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health. Cambridge UK: Royal Society of Chemistry, p 611-44.