Judy McLean

Judy McLean

Senior Instructor, International Nutrition

Senior Instructor, International Nutrition

604–822–6195

judy.mclean@ubc.ca

FNH 215, 2205 East Mall

Fish on Farms Project

@UBCNutrition

University of British Columbia, PhD, Human Nutrition

University of British Columbia, BSc, Human Nutrition

Global problems in food and nutrition including the political, social and cultural factors underlying malnutrition in different contexts. Assessment of nutritional status, maternal infant and child feeding practices, nutrition knowledge, food intake and household food security as a basis for culturally appropriate nutrition intervention programs. Of primary interest is the development, implementation and assessment of cost-effective, evidence based means of addressing malnutrition among young children, adolescents and reproductive-age women, and improving pregnancy outcomes. Micronutrient interventions such as home based fortification with Micronutrient Powders, has been the focus of recent large scale intervention projects. We work collaboratively with the UN and international organizations and governments on applied nutrition and food security intervention projects.

Research Projects

Integration of small-scale aquaculture with Homestead Food Production for improved household food security and nutrition in rural Cambodia
2012 – 2014
http://fishonfarms.landfood.ubc.ca/
CIDA IDRC Food Security Fund, 2.9 million

The Implementation of In-Home Fortification and Nutrition Education to Combat Anaemia and Micronutrient Deficiencies Among Children 6-23 Months in Rwanda
2011 – 2013
Unicef Rwanda

Formative Research for Home Based Fortification in Zambia
Unicef, Zambia

World Relief Rwanda: Tangiraneza
2011 – 2015
USAID

The National Policy and Implementation Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Micronutrient Deficiencies in Women and Children in Cambodia
2011 – 2011
WHO consultancy

Developed the ‘Nutrition Training Curriculum for the University of Health Sciences, Mongolia’
2011 – 2011
WHO and ADB

Developed the Masters of Science in Nutrition curriculum for the University of Health Sciences in Cambodia
2011 – 2011
WHO and MoH

At UBC my teaching focus is on global problems in nutrition and food security; analysis of the political, social and cultural complexities of food habits and malnutrition in various cultures around the world as well as the relationships between diet and disease in both the developed and developing world. I also prepared nutrition curriculum for Cambodia and Mongolia, and presented an introductory nutrition course in Rwanda with regionally specific content looking at food availability, related nutritional deficiencies, as well as the cultural and socioeconomic factors that impact on food security in each region. Most recently, I developed a new major, International Nutrition at UBC, which is the first of its kind in North America.

Courses

  • FNH 355 — International Nutrition
  • FNH 455 — Applied International Nutrition
  • ASTU 400D — An Examination of Post-Conflict Societies
  • FNH 490 sec 004 — Food Science Applications to Address Nutrient Deficiencies in Developing Countries

The Implementation of In-Home Fortification and Nutrition Education to Combat Anaemia and Micronutrient Deficiencies Among Children 6-23 Months in Rwanda – Phase 1 Report. (Unicef Rwanda, 2012) http://www.unicef.org/rwanda/events_10335.html

The Implementation of In-Home Fortification and Nutrition Education to Combat Anaemia and Micronutrient Deficiencies Among Children 6-23 Months in Rwanda – Phase 2 Report. (Unicef Rwanda, 2012)

McLean J, Leah, J. Maternal, infant and child feeding practices, food intake and food security in Samlaut, Cambodia. (MJP Foundation) 2009.

McLean J. Weekly Iron/Folic Acid Supplementation Program Evaluation – Cambodia (WHO), 2009.

McLean J. Chen N. Food Choices, Nutrition Knowledge and Food Security of Maasai Women in Rural Kenya. (for Impiripiri, Kenya), 2009.

McLean J, Lutasingwa D, Kagaba, A. Maternal, infant and child feeding practices and food intake among the Batwa (community of potters), Rwanda. (HDI, Rwanda) 2009.

Hien VT, Lam NT, Khan NC, Dung NT, Skeaff CM,Venn BJ, Walmsley T, George PM, McLean J, Brown MR, Green TJ. Folate and B12 Status of Women of Reproductive Age Living in Hanoi City and Hai Duong Province. Public Health Nutrition, 2008.

McLean J. Mayange, Rwanda School Meal Program Review. (for the Millennium Villages Project, 2008).

McLean J, Green T, Barckett A. Food intake, nutrition knowledge and food security among rural women of reproductive age in Kanyawegi, Kenya. (GIVE and Kasow) 2008.

McLean J. Dertu: Report on Food Culture and Dietary Practices among Settled Pastoralists. (Millennium Villages Project) 2008.