International Graduate Students Events Series

A Look at Health and Nutrition & Family Birthday Party

Organized by the International Student and Study Abroad Center in collaboration with Healthy Immigrant Children and the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre.

Date: Saturday March 10th, 2012
Venue: RJD Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave. North- Rooms 224 & 225
Time: 2pm - 5pm

Refugee, immigrant kids deficient in vitamin D

Dr. Hassan Vatanparast

Alarming vitamin D deficincies - CBC Radio discusses and interviews Dr. Hassan Vatanparast about healthy newcomer children research

Dr. Hassan Vatanparast, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition, has been conducting research into health and nutrition status of newcomers to Canada with a specific focus on children. Below are links to a CBC Radio interview and CBC News article for a recently completed research project in his lab by his Msc student, Ms. Christine Nisbet, about vitamin D deficiency in immigrant and refugee children.