Dr. Shawna Berenbaum

B.S.H.Ec. (Sask.), M.H.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Walden), P.Dt.

Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Director of the SCNR and Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Director of the NRVC and Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Thorvaldson 120
Phone: 306-966-5836
Fax: 306-966-6377
shawna.berenbaum@usask.ca

Dr. Berenbaum joined the College in 1988. She is a professional dietitian and belongs to Dietitians of Canada and the Saskatchewan Dietitians Association. She is a member of the Canadian and Saskatchewan Public Health Associations (SPHA) and the Society for Nutrition Education. Dr. Berenbaum is Director of the Saskatchewan Community Nutrition Residency Program and the Nutrition Resource and Volunteer Centre.

Teaching Responsibilities:
Undergraduate courses in Professional Practice, Community Nutrition and Nutrition Program Planning and Evaluation; team teaches the graduate course Advances in Human Nutrition.

Research Interests:
Community/public health nutrition; nutrition education; program planning and evaluation; resource development; continuing professional education; trend tracking; futures research; and dietetic standards.

Recent research studies have involved tracking trends in dietetics/nutrition field; nutrition entrepreneurship in Canada; food security issues in preschool population, dietetic mentorship and professional standards.

Scholarly Works:
R. Engler-Stringer and S. Berenbaum, 2007. Exploring Food Security with Collective Kitchens Participants in Three Canadian Cities, Qualitative Health Research, 17(1), 75-84.

S. Berenbaum, 2007. Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan Working Group, DC Practice Newsletter, 37, 1-2.

R. Engler-Stringer and S. Berenbaum, 2006. Food and Nutrition-Related Learning in Collective Kitchens in Three Canadian Cities, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice, 67(4), 178-183.

R. Engler-Stringer and S. Berenbaum, 2006. Collective Kitchens in Canada: A Review of the Literature, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice, 66(4), 246-251.

D. Maclellan and S. Berenbaum, 2006. Dietitians’ Opinions and Experiences of Client-Centred Counseling, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice, 67(3), 119-124.

S. Berenbaum, 2005. Imagination Nourishes Practice, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practice, 66(3), 193-196.

C.Lengyel, G. Zello, S. Berenbaum, C. Henry and S. Whiting, 2003. A Model for Food Service Delivery and Quality of Life in Long-term Care Facilities, Advances in Quality-of-Life Theory and Research, Academic Publishers, 3-12.

D. Maclellan and S. Berenbaum, 2003. Using a Client-centered Approach to Provide Nutrition Counselling Services: What Does It Mean?, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Research and Practices, 64(1), 12-15.

L. Wadsworth and S. Berenbaum, 2001. Textual Analysis of Nutrition Messages on Prime Time Television, Canadian Home Economics Journal.

R. Simonson, S. Whiting, S. Berenbaum and M. Ryan-Harshman, 2000. Food Biotechnology: Qualitative Exploration of Views and Assessment of Resource Needs of Dietitians as Determined by Selected Canadian Key Informants, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 61(1), 89-94.

T.C. Verrall, S. Berenbaum, K. Chad, J. Nanson and G. Zello, 2000. Children with Cerebral Palsy: Caregivers’ Nutrition Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 61(3), 128-134.

S. Whiting, S. Berenbaum, L. Pasishnek, T. Duff and D. Anderson, 1997. Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Canadian Dietitians Towards Biotechnology, Journal of the Canadian Dietetic Association, 58, 192-196.

V. McCaffey, D. Dinwoodie and S. Berenbaum, 1996. Breastfeeding Duration in Adolescent Mothers, Saskatchewan Medical Association Journal, 7(3), 18-20.

S.L. Berenbaum, 1995. Futures-oriented Continuing Professional Education, Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 10(3), 46-49.

S.L. Berenbaum, 1995. Empowerment and the Home Economist, Canadian Home Economics Journal, 45(1), 8-11.

S.L. Berenbaum, 1994. Possible Futures for Public Health, Futurics, 18(1/2), 35-47.

S.L. Berenbaum, 1992. What Futurists Believe: Implications for Home Economists, Canadian Home Economists Association Journal, 42(3/4), 131-134.

Research Category Key Words:
Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Futures Research, Dietetic Standards.