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Wendy J. Dahl, PhD, RD, FDC

University of Florida

Since 2008, Dr. Wendy Dahl has served as an assistant professor and extension specialist with the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, University of Florida where she teaches nutrition and disease as well as graduate level medical nutrition therapy. Previously, Dr. Dahl was a clinical professor and internship director for the Saskatoon Health Region and University of Saskatchewan. She holds a BSc in nutrition and dietetics and an MSc and PhD in nutrition as well as an education degree from the University of Saskatchewan, where she continues to hold an adjunct faculty appointment. Dr. Dahl is a Registered Dietitian and a fellow of Dietitians of Canada. She serves on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research and serves as a reviewer for numerous nutrition and dietetic journals. She is the incoming chair of the Nutrition Education with Industry Division of the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Dr. Dahl has investigated prebiotics and probiotics as adjunctive medical nutrition therapies in gastrointestinal disease, and is currently undertaking research focusing on the effects of probiotics, prebiotics, functional and dietary fibre on microbiota, gastrointestinal health and wellbeing, specifically the role of functional fibre in the management of chronic kidney disease as well as the role of oligosaccharides in the maintenance of health and wellness. Dr. Dahl is also interested in the impact of pulse (legume) intake on health, and has undertaken research in this area both in North America and Africa. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and extension publications, and is an invited speaker both nationally and internationally.

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