Ph D, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto,
MSc, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto,
Dietetic Internship, University Health Network (formerly The Toronto Hospital – General
BSc, Home Economics (Foods and Nutrition), Brescia University College, 1989
FN 4460B – Nutrition Counselling
FN 4411F – Senior Research Project
FN 9888A – Seminar in Food and Nutritional Sciences
MPH 9006A – Developing Healthy Communities
Research and Scholarly Interests
Food Skills - development and utilization of food skills questionnaire (FSQ)
The School food environment and its impact on students eating behaviours
Chronic disease prevention, particularly obesity and diabetes
Dietitians of Canada, Member Recognition Award for Education (Educational Leadership),
Dietitians of Canada, Fellowship (FDC), 2018
Brescia University College, Research Award of Excellence, 2018
Brescia University College, Campus Collaboration Award for FRESH, 2017
Dietitians of Canada, Member Recognition Award for Education, 2016
Dean’s Honor Roll of Teaching, Awarded by the Academic Dean, Brescia University College,
2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
George Beaton Award for Best Public Health Nutrition Abstract, Canadian Nutrition
Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference, 1st Place Poster Award, 2014
Honorable Mention Award for the Most Innovative Nutrition and Wellness Program (FRESH)
in a North American post-secondary institution, National Association of College and
University Food Services, 2014
Brian Dufton Memorial Manuscript Award, Awarded by the Canadian Journal of Diabetes,
Neilson LJ, Macaskill LA, Luk JMH, Sharma N, Salvadori MI, Seabrook JA, Dworatzek PDN. Children’s School-Day Nutrient Intake in Ontario: A Cross-Sectional Observational
Study Comparing Students’ Packed Lunches from Two School Schedules. Nutrients. 2022;14(9):1966.
Laframboise N, Seabrook J, Matthews J, Dworatzek P. Sixty percent of foods advertised in grocery store flyers are not-in-line with Canada’s
Food Guide. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2022;83:52–58. https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2021-035
Gan K, Tithecott C, Neilson L, Seabrook JA, Dworatzek P. Picky Eating Is Associated with Lower Nutrient Intakes from Children’s Home-Packed
School Lunches. Nutrients. 2021; 13:1759. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061759
Mahmoud S, Seabrook JA, Dworatzek PDN, Matthews JI. Using the Food Skills Questionnaire (FSQ) to evaluate a cooking intervention
for university students: A pilot study. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2021;82:41-44. DOI:10.3148/cjdpr-2020-024
Djalilvand A, Dworatzek PD, Seabrook JA, Matthews JI. Participating in faculty-supervised extracurricular experiential
learning activities contributes to dietetic competency development. Can J Diet Pract
Res. 2020;81(1):37-43. DOI:10.3148/cjdpr-2019-024
Seabrook J, Dworatzek P, Matthews J. Predictors of food skills in university students. Can J Diet Pract Res.
2019;80(4):205-208. DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2019-011
Kennedy L, Kichler E, Matthews J, Seabrook J, Dworatzek P. Validity and reliability of a Food Skills Questionnaire. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019;51(7):857-864.
This Food Skills Questionnaire is now available for use through our partnership with
WORLDiscoveries, at www.foodskills.ca.
Hawthorne DL, Neilson LJ, Macaskill LA, Luk JMH, Horner EJ, Parks CA, Salvadori MI,
Seabrook JA, Dworatzek PDN. Parental Reports of Lunch-Packing Behaviours Lack Accuracy: Reported Barriers and
Facilitators to Packing School Lunches. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2018;79(3):99-105.
Biden CR, Matthews JI, Laframboise NA, Zok A, Dworatzek PDN, Seabrook JA. Point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve sales of healthy
foods in university dining halls. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2018;79(3):92-98.
Sievenpiper J, Dworatzek P, Chan C, Freeze C, Williams S. Nutrition therapy. Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice
Guidelines. Can J Diabetes. 2018;42(Suppl 1):S64-S79.
Neilson LJ, Macaskill LA, Luk JMH, Sharma N, Killip SM, Salvadori MI, Seabrook JA,
Dworatzek PDN. Students’ food intake from home-packed lunches in the traditional versus balanced
school day. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2017;78(1):3-10. https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2016-024
Wilson CK, Matthews JI, Seabrook JA, Dworatzek PDN. Self-reported food skills of university students. Appetite. 2017;108:270-276.
Dworatzek PDN, Stier J. Dietitians’ attitudes and beliefs regarding peer education in nutrition.
Can J Diet Pract Res. 2016;77(4):170-176.
Matthews JI, Doerr L, Dworatzek PDN. University students intend to eat better but lack coping self-efficacy and knowledge
of dietary recommendations. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016;48:12-19.
Wu TF, Macaskill LA, Salvadori MI, Dworatzek PDN. Is the balanced school day truly balanced? A review of the impacts on children,
families, and school food environments. J Sch Health. 2015:85;405-410.
Matthews J, Zok A, Quenneville E, Dworatzek PDN. Development and implementation of FRESH – A post-secondary nutrition education program
incorporating population strategies, experiential learning, and intersectoral partnerships.
Can J Public Health. 2014;105(4):e306-e311.
Sievenpiper JL, Dworatzek PDN. Food and dietary pattern based recommendations: An emerging approach to clinical
practice guidelines for nutrition therapy in diabetes. Can J Diabetes. 2013;37:51-57.
Richter S, Vandervet L, Macaskill L, Salvadori M, Seabrook J, Dworatzek P. Accuracy and reliability of direct observations of home-packed lunches in elementary
schools by trained nutrition students. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012;112:1603-1607.
Canadian Nutrition Society
College of Dietitians of Ontario
Dietitians of Canada
International Federation of Home Economics
Ontario Home Economics Association
Canadian Public Health Association
Ontario Public Health Association
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Obesity Network
Ontario Society for Nutrition Professionals in Public Health
Past Work Experience
Canadian Diabetes Association, Director of Research Programs, 2003–2007
The Anne Johnston Health Station, Community Health Centre Dietitian, 1992–2001 (part-time)
York Community Services, Community Health Centre Dietitian, March 1994–Aug. 1994 (contract)
Four Villages Community Health Centre, Dietitian, Sept. 1993 – April 1994 (contract)
Victorian Order of Nurses, Toronto, Home-Visiting Clinical Dietitian, 1990–1993