Nutrition

 

Queen’s Hospitality Services is dedicated to providing healthy and nutritious food for all campus community members. Along with menu items and services for alternative diets and allergies, our team is happy to meet with you to discuss your specific needs.

 

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Liana Bontempo

MPH, RD, Dietitian and Wellness Manager

Liana is a registered dietitian with a passion for building healthy communities and helping others lead happy healthy lives through food and nutrition. She loves the ability of dietetics to bring together the arts, such as the socio-cultural aspects of food, with the hard sciences of health and nutrition.

Liana believes that everyone can enjoy a very wide variety of delicious foods, while still supporting their health and well-being, but she understands that this isn’t always easy in a new food environment – that’s why she’s here to lend a hand!

Liana began her academic journey at the University of Guelph, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences. She then continued on to Western where she earned her B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics.  Recently, she graduated with a Masters of Public Health from the University of Toronto, where she gained experience working with food in many different ways  — from nutrition education to improving a community’s access to healthy food.

In her spare time, you can find Liana working on her moves in a climbing gym, or relaxing in an art gallery.

Contact Liana to set up a one on one appointment to discuss your nutrition and health concerns. She will help you decipher current nutrition research, bust nutrition myths, and guide you in healthy decision making.

 

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Colin Johnson

Campus Executive Chef, Allergy and Alternative Diets contact

Colin has been with Queen’s since 1993, and is the Allergy and Alternative Diets contact for students and parents. A Red Seal certified chef, Colin worked in several restaurant kitchens before joining the university as a Sous Chef. He has held a number of positions within Hospitality Services, and has been the Campus Executive Chef since 2006.

Along with training from George Brown and the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Colin was named Sodexo Chef of the Year in 2004 and 2010, and was the team leader on the Silver Medal and People’s Choice winner team for the 2008 Canadian College and University Food Services Association’s Chef Competition. He was also a member of the Silver Medal team on the 2002 North America Culinary Competition, and the Executive Sous Chef at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Colin is passionate about local food, and also loves catching the latest Alton Brown episode on the Food Network. His favourite food is braised lamb shanks – and if you ask him, he’d be glad to give you the perfect recipe.

Contact Colin to set up a one on one appointment to discuss allergies and alternative diets.

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For nutritional information from some of our major retail brands, visit our Nutrition Information page.