Welcome to the FoodNOW Project Website!

FoodNOW (Food to eNhance Our Wellness) is a four-phased needs assessment and integrative knowledge translation project, aimed at collecting and evaluating existing and lacking nutrition and food programming available to people living with HIV or AIDS in Nova Scotia. FoodNOW is a research and community outreach project based at MSVU and led by two Registered Dietitians in the Department of Applied Human Nutrition, Dr. Phillip Joy and Dr. Shannan Grant. FoodNOW was founded in partnership with people who provide service, care, and resources for people living with HIV or AIDS, and community partners. It has and will continue to prioritize first voice, specifically the voices of people living with and individuals supporting people living with either of these medical diagnoses.

On this website, you will find information about our project, team, and community partners.

Click on the video below to watch “Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Joy & Dr. Grant”; A video created by ResearchNS to showcase our project’s lead investigators and the FoodNOW project!


Use the tiles below to learn more about FoodNOW!

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About Us

Learn more about the FoodNOW project, including our overall goal and project phases.

Our Team

Get to know our team members.

Community Partners and Collaborators

Learn about our community partners and collaborators.

What Are We Up To?

Check out the dissemination and exchange activities of FoodNOW.


Learn more about the funding awarded to FoodNOW.

Contact Us

Check out our Social Media pages or contact our team with any questions or feedback about the project or website!