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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- Prix d’excellence en enseignement de l’Université Laval : Julie Robitaille récompensée 2022-12-21
- Êtes-vous prêts pour la nutrigénétique? 2019-04-30
- Un antidote au diabète de grossesse? L’allaitement maternel protège les enfants exposés au diabète de grossesse contre l’obésité et le diabète de type 2 2018-03-22
Intention to adopt a healthy diet among women with and without a history of gestational diabetes: Constructs and beliefs from the theory of planned behaviorJournal Article
Prev Med Rep, 35 , 2023.
Transitioning to sustainable dietary patterns: learnings from animal-based and plant-based dietary patterns in French Canadian adultsJournal Article
Front Nutr, 10 , 2023.
Higher Than Recommended Folic Acid Intakes is Associated with High Folate Status Throughout Pregnancy in a Prospective French-Canadian CohortJournal Article
J Nutr, 153 (5), 2023.
First-trimester diet quality in association with maternal subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue thicknesses and glucose homeostasis during pregnancyJournal Article
Int J Food Sci Nutr, 74 (2), 2023.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Human Milk Composition, and Infant GrowthJournal Article
Breastfeed Med, 18 (1), 2023.
Comparing the Usability of the Web-Based 24-h Dietary Recall R24W and ASA24-Canada-2018 among French-Speaking Adults from QuébecJournal Article
Nutrients, 14 (21), 2022.
Adhering to Canada's Food Guide Recommendations on Healthy Food Choices Increases the Daily Diet Cost: Insights from the PREDISE StudyJournal Article
Nutrients, 14 (18), 2022.
Modified Delphi Process to Identify Research Priorities and Measures for Adult Lifestyle Programs to Address Type 2 Diabetes and Other Cardiometabolic Risk ConditionsJournal Article
Can J Diabetes, 46 (4), 2022.
Health-Related Preconception Factors: Adherence to Guidelines and Associations with Weight StatusJournal Article
J Acad Nutr Diet, 122 (10), 2022.
Are Machine Learning Algorithms More Accurate in Predicting Vegetable and Fruit Consumption Than Traditional Statistical Models? An Exploratory AnalysisJournal Article
Front Nutr, 9 , 2022.
- 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 2024-02-28
- Institut sur la nutrition et les aliments fonctionnels (INAF), from 2017-04-01 to 2024-03-31
- 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
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
- Évaluation de l'efficacité des probiotiques sur les affections post-COVID-19. , from 2021-06-01 to 2022-03-31
- Perinatal research unit for a sustainable health of mother and child, from 2018-03-01 to 2021-12-31
- Promoting healthy eating in early pregnancy in women at risk of gestational diabetes mellitus : does it improve glucose homeostasis ?, from 2022-03-01 to 2023-02-28