Dr. Julie Robitaille is a trained nutritionist and completed her Master’s degree and PhD in Nutrition at Laval University. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, United States. Dr. Robitaille is a full professor at Laval University’s School of Nutrition, as well as a researcher at the CHU Research Centre of Quebec (Endocrinology and Nephrology) and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) of Laval University. Since the beginning of her career, her research has been funded by the FRQS, CIHR, CFI, Diabetes Quebec, Danone Institute of Canada, and Diabetes Canada.
Dr. Robitaille is interested in studying the maternal determinants of chronic diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, using gestational diabetes as a model. Gestational diabetes is defined as hyperglycemia that occurs or is first noticed during pregnancy. Nearly one in 10 pregnancies is complicated by gestational diabetes. This disease can have different consequences for the short- and long-term health of mothers and children, including an increase in the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Robitaille’s work focuses on these different consequences on mother and child health. Her work also investigates postnatal lifestyle factors such as healthy eating, regular physical activity, and breastfeeding that can prevent the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes in mothers and children.
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Associations Between Nutrition Knowledge and Overall Diet Quality: The Moderating Role of Sociodemographic Characteristics-Results From the PREDISE Study.Journal Article
Am J Health Promot, 35 (1), 2021.
Liking for foods high in salt and fat is associated with a lower diet quality but liking for foods high in sugar is not - Results from the PREDISE studyJournal Article
Food Qual Prefer, 88 , 2021, ISSN: 0950-3293.
Authors' Response.Journal Article
J Acad Nutr Diet, 121 (7), 2021.
Guiding Global Best Practice in Personalized Nutrition Based on Genetics: The Development of a Nutrigenomics Care Map.Journal Article
J Acad Nutr Diet, 2021.
Trimester-Specific and Total Gestational Weight Gain in Two Consecutive Pregnancies.Journal Article
J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 43 (4), 2021.
Positive attitudes toward weight gain in late pregnancy are associated with healthy eating behaviours.Journal Article
Eat Weight Disord, 26 (6), 2021.
Factors influencing engagement and dietary behaviour change of mothers and their children in a blog-delivered healthy eating intervention: a process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial.Journal Article
Public Health Nutr, 24 (9), 2021.
Breastfeeding and growth trajectory from birth to 5 years among children exposed and unexposed to gestational diabetes mellitus in utero.Journal Article
J Perinatol, 41 (5), 2021.
Associations of Intake of Free and Naturally Occurring Sugars from Solid Foods and Drinks with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in a Quebec Adult Population: The PREDISE (PRÉDicteurs Individuels, Sociaux et Environnementaux) Study.Journal Article
J Nutr, 151 (6), 2021.
Individuals with self-determined motivation for eating have better overall diet quality: Results from the PREDISE study.Journal Article
Appetite, 165 , 2021.
- Institut sur la nutrition et les aliments fonctionnels (INAF), from 2017-04-01 to 2024-03-31
- Perinatal research unit for a sustainable health of mother and child, from 2018-03-01 to 2021-12-31
Recently finished projects
- Adhésion aux recommandations visant la saine alimentation: identification des mesures, déterminants et interventions, from 2013-06-01 to 2021-03-31
- Effect of a postpartum lifestyle intervention on the cardiometabolic risk profile of women with a history of gestational diabetes: a pilot study, from 2018-07-01 to 2020-12-31