About Us

COVID-19 has dramatically altered the provision of healthcare around the world. Necessity has accelerated the prior widespread interest in the delivery of healthcare when patient and provider are physically distant. There is little information, however, about the perspectives and activities of registered dietitians and their international equivalents regarding the use of TeleNutrition in clinical practice.

The Global TeleNutrition Consortium is a voluntary, non-funded group of practicing and academic dietitians and physicians initiated in 2020. We are interested to know how dietitians and other health professionals completed nutrition assessments and provided nutrition care when not in the same room as their patients, i.e., using TeleNutrition.

TeleNutrition refers to the full spectrum of technology used to deliver the Nutrition Care Process, including emails, audio (phone), and video interactions.

Current Consortium Members

Australia

Angela Vivanti

APD, PhD

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba Qld, Australia

Brazil

M. Cristina Gonzalez

MD, PhD

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

Canada

Carla Prado

RD, PhD

Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Ana Teresa Limon-Miro

RD, PhD

Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Denmark

Randi Tobberup

RD, PhD

Danish Nutrition Science Center; Clinical Cancer Research Center; Center for Nutrition and Bowel Failure, Department of Medical Intestinal and Bowel Disease, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark

New Zealand

Lyn Lloyd

NZRD

Nutrition & Dietetics, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand

Sue MacDonell

NZRD, PhD

Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Norway

Ingvild Paur

RD, PhD

Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Disease-related Undernutrition, Oslo, Norway; Dept. of Clinical Services, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Lene Thoresen

RD, PhD

Trondheim University hospital and Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Disease Related Undernutrition; Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Portugal

Paula Ravasco

MD, RDN, PhD

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (CIIS-UCP) and Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte (CHULN-HSM), Lisbon, Portugal

Sweden

Sandra Einarsson

RD, PhD

Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science, Umeå University, Sweden

USA

Joy Heimgartner

MS, RD, CSO, LD

Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA

Faith Ottery

MD, PhD, FACN

Ottery & Associates, LLC USA

Terese Scollard

MBA, RDN, LD, FAND

MySurgeryPlate LLC, Beaverton, Oregon, USA

David E. St-Jules

RD, PhD

University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Nutrition, USA

Join us?

Do you have an interest in Telenutrition research and want to join the Consortium? Please contact us.