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.

Université Laval, École de nutrition
2440 boul. Hochelaga, bureau 2729N
Québec, Québec
Canada G1V 0A6
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Rochefort G, Robitaille J, Lemieux S, Provencher V, Lamarche B

Are the 2019 Canada's Food Guide Recommendations on Healthy Food Choices Consistent with the EAT-Lancet Reference Diet from Sustainable Food Systems

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J Nutr, 154 (4), 2024.

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Boulanger B, Bédard A, Carbonneau É, Pelletier L, Robitaille J, Lamarche B, Lemieux S

Social desirability, dietary intakes, and variables related to attitudes and behaviours towards eating among French-speaking adults from Quebec, Canada: The PREDISE study

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Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 49 (2), 2024.

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Bernier E, Plante AS, Lemieux P, Robitaille J, Lemieux S, Desroches S, Bélanger-Gravel A, Maheux-Lacroix S, Weisnagel SJ, Demers S, Camirand Lemyre F, Boulet M, Baillargeon JP, Morisset AS

Promoting healthy eating in early pregnancy in individuals at risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: does it improve glucose homeostasis? A study protocol for a randomized control trial

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Front Nutr, 10 , 2023.

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Dugas C, Laberee L, Perron J, St-Arnaud G, Richard V, Perreault V, Leblanc N, Marc I, Di Marzo V, Doyen A, Veilleux A, Robitaille J

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Human Milk Composition, and Infant Growth

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Breastfeed Med, 18 (1), 2023.

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Bernier E, Plante AS, Robitaille J, Lemieux S, Girard M, Bujold E, Gagnon C, Weisnagel SJ, Tchernof A, Morisset AS

First-trimester diet quality in association with maternal subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue thicknesses and glucose homeostasis during pregnancy

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Int J Food Sci Nutr, 74 (2), 2023.

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Rochefort G, Brassard D, Desroches S, Robitaille J, Lemieux S, Provencher V, Lamarche B

Transitioning to sustainable dietary patterns: learnings from animal-based and plant-based dietary patterns in French Canadian adults

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Front Nutr, 10 , 2023.

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St-Laurent A, Plante AS, Lemieux S, Robitaille J, MacFarlane AJ, Morisset AS

Higher Than Recommended Folic Acid Intakes is Associated with High Folate Status Throughout Pregnancy in a Prospective French-Canadian Cohort

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J Nutr, 153 (5), 2023.

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Bélanger M, Dugas C, Perron J, St-Yves A, Rancourt-Bouchard M, John Weisnagel S, Robitaille J

Intention to adopt a healthy diet among women with and without a history of gestational diabetes: Constructs and beliefs from the theory of planned behavior

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Prev Med Rep, 35 , 2023.

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Keathley J, Garneau V, Marcil V, Mutch DM, Robitaille J, Rudkowska I, Sofian GM, Desroches S, Vohl MC

Nutrigenetics, omega-3 and plasma lipids/lipoproteins/apolipoproteins with evidence evaluation using the GRADE approach: a systematic review

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BMJ Open, 12 (2), 2022.

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Dugas C, Brassard D, Bélanger M, Perron J, Weisnagel SJ, Marc I, Robitaille J

Determinants of Healthy Diet Among Children Exposed and Unexposed to Gestational Diabetes

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J Nutr Educ Behav, 54 (5), 2022.

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Active projects

  • Approche novatrice pour l'étude du lait maternel en contexte de diabète gestationnel : Utilisation d'un modèle d’organoïdes de la glande mammaire, from 2024-01-31 to 2025-03-31
  • Associations entre l'exposition in utero au diabète gestationnel, la composition du lait maternel et le microbiote fécal: impact sur la croissance du nourisson, from 2022-03-01 to 2025-03-31
  • Promoting healthy eating in early pregnancy in women at risk of gestational diabetes mellitus : does it improve glucose homeostasis ?, from 2022-03-01 to 2025-03-31
  • Promoting healthy eating in early pregnancy in women at risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: does it improve glucose homeostasis?, from 2023-04-01 to 2027-03-31
  • Utilisation de modèles d'organoïdes de la glande mammaire pour l'étude du lait maternel en contexte de diabète gestationnel, from 2023-12-07 to 2024-12-31

Recently finished projects

  • Effets d'une intervention visant l'amélioration de qualité alimentaire chez les femmes à risque de diabète gestationnel : une étude pilote, from 2021-10-28 to 2022-12-31
  • Effets d’une intervention visant l’amélioration de qualité alimentaire chez les femmes à risque de diabète gestationnel – Élaboration de capsules nutritionnelles, from 2021-08-30 to 2022-08-29
  • Institut sur la nutrition et les aliments fonctionnels (INAF), from 2017-04-01 to 2024-03-31
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