Théa supervises and supports the activities related to research, education and community projects in the Nutrition Suite. Théa works closely with other platform supervisors and the management team; research teams; forging interinstitutional relationships as well as participating in community groups; all with the objective to advance the domain of preventative nutrition based on high quality evidence.
Ms. Demmers has worked previously with various community organizations, and as an instructor in Concordia’s Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. She has experience with interactive workshops, talks and cooking classes and nutrition counseling for: diabetes (gestational, Type 1 and Type 2), weight management, eating disorders, food allergies or gastrointestinal conditions, mental health conditions, nutrition for exercise, perinatal nutrition, renal failure and oncology.
Previously, Ms. Demmers worked as a dietitian at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Nautilus Plus and the Montreal Diet Dispensary, where she worked in project coordination for projects involving perinatal nutrition, food security and diabetes prevention.
Forever tweaking recipes, Ms. Demmers has experience in recipe and menu development, foodservice and catering dating from her undergraduate studies (B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics, 2002) and employment at Messiah College. She completed her M.Sc. in Human Nutrition with dietetic credentialing at McGill (2005) and credits much of her curiosity and interest in nutrition with having grown-up and worked on an organic farm in Ontario!
Théa is a member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) and Dietitians of Canada and has completed additional training in Motivational Interviewing, and holds an Attestation en Hygiène et Salubrité Alimentaire from MAPAQ. See Théa’s LinkedIn profile.