Child Care Health, Safety and Nutrition
Food Service Systems
Management and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition Practice
Research and Professional Interests
Roles of dietitians working in continuing care facilities
Responsive feeding in the early years
Impacts of memories of parenting styles on healthy eating and physical activity behaviours of young adults
Knowledge sharing among early childhood caregivers; see ChildFoodFutures
Evaluation of food and nutrition standards (particularly for child care centres; see Child Care Menu Project)
Innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of nutrition and dietetic practice
Theses Supervised (selected)
Ruhl, J. (2021). Wild edible plants in Nova Scotia: Food tourism environmental scan (Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition, MSVU). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10587/2193
Syed, S.T. (2020). Impact of culture on resident centered care and meal satisfaction in long term care (Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition, MSVU). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10587/2188
Gatien, S. (2017). Eating habits of Nova Scotia pre-schoolers registered in regulated childcare (Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition, MSVU). Retrieved from http://ec.msvu.ca:8080/xmlui/handle/10587/1868
Goulden, A.L. (2017). Breastfeeding mothers’ experiences with infant feeding: An interpretive phenomenological analysis (Master of Arts Child & Youth Studies, MSVU). Retrieved from http://ec.msvu.ca:8080/xmlui/handle/10587/1869
Cox, V. (2016). University students’ eating behaviours: Implications for the social cognitive theory (Master of Science Applied Human Nutrition, MSVU). Retrieved from http://dc.msvu.ca:8080/xmlui/handle/10587/1756
Publications - Impacts of memories of childhood experiences on adult healthy lifestyles (Memories) (Co-principal investigator)
Blotnicky K, Mann L. Do childhood memories related to eating and physical activity have a lasting influence on young adult behaviors? College Student Journal, 54(3), 339-356.
Publications - Responsive Feeding
Rossiter M, Richard B, Whitfield K, Mann L, McIsaac JL. (2022). Responsive feeding values and practices among families across the Canadian Maritime provinces. In press Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2021-0692
Goulden A, Mann L, Rossiter M, Norris D. Infant feeding experiences of working mothers from birth to childcare setting: A qualitative analysis. Accepted with revisions by Journal of Child and Family Studies, September 2021.
Almaatani D, Mann L, Kelly E, Rossiter M. (2017). Responsive feeding practices and healthy eating behaviours in children. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 7(2), 56-65.
Publications - Dietitians Working in Continuing Care Facilities in Nova Scotia (Principal investigator)
Mann L, Syed S, Waugh R. Dietitians working in continuing care facilities in Nova Scotia: Pre and post COVID-19 pandemic. Submitted to Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, November 2021.
Report of the Dietitians Working in Continuing Care Facilities in Nova Scotia Study. Dissemination of the background and findings of the study to the Dietitians of Canada NS Continuing Care Action Group, July 2020.
Dietitians Working in Nova Scotian Continuing Care Facilities: An Exploration of Roles and Responsibilities – CCRD Study- CCRDStudy- Results
Publications - Nutrition Standards in Child Care Project (NSCCP) (Co-principal investigator)
Mireault A, Mann L, Blotnicky K, Rossiter M. Contribution of snacks in the diets of young children at home and in childcare settings. Submitted to International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, July 2021.
Rossiter MD, Mann L, Kelly E, Kirk SL, Cahill, N. (2021). Food and nutrient intakes of Nova Scotian children in home and childcare environments. Can J Diet Prac Res, 82(4), 176-182.
Gatien S, Mann L, Kirk S, Hernandez K, Rossiter M. (2020). Vegetable/fruit intakes of young children at home and in childcare centres. Can J Diet Prac Res, 81, 1-6. doi:10.3148/cjdpr-2019-021
Kelly E, Rossiter MD, Mann L. Assessment of Impact: The Standards for Food and Nutrition in Regulated Child Care Settings in Nova Scotia. NSCCP, MSVU. December 2015. See Reports & Resources – Child Food Futures
NS Department of Health and Wellness Active Living Branch, NSCCP (MSVU), and Allied Research Collaborations for Health (Dalhousie University). Report of the Movement and Physical Activity Promotion in Regulated Child Care Centres Project, December, 2015. See Reports & Resources – Child Food Futures
Rossiter, M, Mann, L, Kelly E, Kirk S. Examining policy impact through an exploration of sodium and fibre consumption of preschool children enrolled in regulated child care in Nova Scotia. Oral Presentation and Proceedings of the Dietitians of Canada Conference, Quebec City, June 4, 2015.
Gatien S, Rossiter M, Mann L, Hernandez K, Kirk S. Do Nova Scotian preschoolers follow Canada’s Food Guide? An examination using Canadian Nutrient File/Canada’s Food Guide Classification System. Poster Presentation for the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, Halifax, October 28, 2014.
Rossiter M, Dixon M, Mann L, Swinamer T, Hernandez K, Romaine N, Kirk S. Impact of the Food and Nutrition Standards for Child Care Settings on preschool children’s eating behaviours in Nova Scotia. Oral Presentation at Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) Conference, Ottawa, April 8-11, 2014.
Rossiter M, Dixon M, Mann L, Swinamer T, Hernandez K, Romaine N, Kirk S. Advancing healthy development in child care settings: Impact of nutrition standards ~ A preliminary look at diet quality among preschool children in Nova Scotia, Poster Presentation at Early Years Conference, Vancouver, January 30 to February 2, 2014.
Rossiter M, Dixon M, Mann L, Swinamer T, Hernandez K, Romaine N, Kirk S. Parental experiences, nutrition standards, and influencing factors for feeding preschool children, Poster Presentation at Qualitative Health Research Conference, Montreal, October 23-25, 2013.
Publications - Student Meal Study (Co-principal investigator)
Cox V, Mann L, Blotnicky. (2017) University students’ eating behaviours: Implications for the social cognitive theory. International Journal of Health Sciences, 5(4), 25-37. doi.org/10.15640/ijhs.v5n4a3
Blotnicky K, Mann L. (2017). Influences of physical environments on university student eating behaviours. International Journal of Health Sciences, 5(2), 42-52. doi.org/10.15640/ijhs.v5n2a6
Mann L, Blotnicky K. (2016). University students’ eating behaviors: An exploration of influencers. College Student Journal, 50(4), 489-500.
Blotnicky K, Mann L. How university student eating behaviors are impacted by where they live and where they eat. Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, February 18-20, 2016.
Mann L, Blotnicky K. The Impact of Perceptions and Influencers on the Eating Behaviours of University Students. Oral Presentation and Proceedings of the Dietitians of Canada Conference, Quebec City, June 5, 2015.
Blotnicky K, Mann L. (October, 2015). The impact of professional advice, social influencers, and self-efficacy on the health capital of university students. Saint Mary’s University Sobey School of Business, The Workplace Review. A previous version of this article was published in the proceedings of the Atlantic School of Businesses (ASB) Conference, Halifax, September 26-28, 2014.
Blotnicky K, Mann L, Joy P. (2015). An assessment of university students’ healthy eating behaviors with the expectancy theory. ASBBS e-Journal, 11(1), 31-44. http://asbbs.org/files/2015/eJournal_2015.pdf. This article received a Best Paper Track Award at the Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, February 19-22, 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
Publications - Wellness for All (Co-principal investigator)
Joy P, Mann L, Blotnicky K. (2017). Creation of University Wellness Program Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Supports: A Knowledge-to-Action Process. Can J Diet Prac Res, 78, 1-6.
Joy P, Mann L, Blotnicky K. (2014). Identification of healthy eating and active lifestyle issues through photo elicitation. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 75(03), 152-156, doi:10.3148/cjdpr-2014-008.
Publications - Other
Kwok S, Mann L, Wong K, Blum I. (2017). Determination of Chinese Canadians’ quality of life incorporating nutrition-related facets. Available from MSVU e-commons.
Mann L, Wong K, Blum, I. (2017). Herbal remedies and conventional medicines: How do Canadian university students choose? Available from MSVU e-commons.
Mann L, Power D, MacLellan V. (2013). Development of menu planning resources for child care centres: A collaborative approach, Canadian Children, 38(2),34-40.
Ortman, D., Mann, L. & Fraser Arsenault, J. (2010). Perceived roles, benefits and supports for dietetic internship preceptors. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 71(1), 33-38.
Kwok, S., Mann, L., Wong, K. & Blum, I. (2009). Dietary habits and health beliefs of Chinese Canadians. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 70(2), 73-80.
Romaine, N., Mann, L, Kienapple, K., & Conrad, B. (2007). Menu Planning for Childcare Centres: Practices and Needs. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 68(1), 7-13.
Hemming, J. & Mann, L. (2005). NS Emergency Food Services Operational Manual. Prepared in collaboration with NS Red Cross and NS Emergency Measures Organization.
Mann, L., & Blum, I. (2004). Entrepreneurship of Dietetic Program Graduates. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 65(4),166-173.
Linda Mann has long been engaged in teaching, research and service associated with this goal throughout the lifecycle. Starting with menu planning to the development and evaluations of food and nutrition standards in child care settings, her focus is now on responsive feeding of infants and young children in child care and home settings including the importance of reciprocal relationships between the settings. Carrying this further, she has explored the impacts of memories of responsive parenting on current health behaviours of young adults and relevant interventions to promote health. Exploration of food and nutrition care of people living in continuing care facilities has highlighted a need for action to secure more funding.