Candice Rideout

Candice Rideout

Professor of Teaching, Food, Nutrition and Health


FNH 249, 2205 East Mall


University of British Columbia, PhD, Human Nutrition

Queen’s University, BSc, Life Science

Queen’s University, BA, Honours Psychology

  • Community nutrition: Using participatory approaches to develop effective community nutrition programs; exploring issues related to food security locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Nutrition education: Developing targeted nutrition education programs and evaluating their effect on health behaviours and outcomes.
  • Nutrition ecology: Exploring strategies to promote nutritious diets within the context of sustainable food systems.
  • Psychosocial aspects of human nutrition: Exploring dietary attitudes, food choice, nutrition-related stress, and their associations with body weight, body composition, and other indicators of health.
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning: Critical examination of active learning strategies to identify, test, and refine methods to increase student engagement and enhance learning in the context of undergraduate education.

I am committed to creating engaging learning opportunities using a variety of active learning approaches, including problem-based learning (PBL) and community service learning (CSL).


  • FNH 355: International Nutrition
  • FNH 371: Human Nutrition over the Lifespan

Rideout CA. 2018. Students’ choices and achievement in large undergraduate classes using a novel flexible assessment approach. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 43(1):68-78.

Rideout CA, Barr SI. 2009. “Restrained eating” versus “trying to lose weight”: how are they associated with body weight and tendency to overeat among postmenopausal women? Journal of the American Dietetic Association 109(5): 890-893.

Rideout CA. 2009. Potential micronutrient inadequacies in vegetarian diets. The Whitehall-Robbins Report 18(3).

Rideout CA, Peitsch LS. Could recommendations presented in Canada’s new food guide affect the cost of eating? Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research 2008; 69(3):162.

Rideout CA, Linden W, Barr SI. 2006. High cognitive dietary restraint is associated with increased cortisol excretion in postmenopausal women. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 61A: 628-33.

Rideout CA, McKay HA, Barr SI. 2006. Self-reported lifetime physical activity and areal bone mineral density in healthy postmenopausal women: the importance of teenage activity. Calcified Tissue International 79: 214-22.

Rideout CA, McLean JA, Barr SI. 2004. Women with high scores for cognitive dietary restraint choose foods lower in fat and energy. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 104: 1154-7.

Barr SI, Rideout CA. 2004. Nutritional considerations for vegetarian athletes. Nutrition 20: 696-703.

Rideout CA, Barr SI, Prior JC. 2003. Clinical eating disorders and subclinical disordered eating: implications for bone health. In S. New and J-P. Bonjour, eds. Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health. Cambridge UK: Royal Society of Chemistry, p 611-44.