Dr Leonard Piché (Nutritional Scientist and Registered Dietitian, RD) is a Full
Professor in the Foods and Nutrition Program at Brescia University College at the
University of Western Ontario. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the school of
Kinesiology, UWO. He is member of 10 professional national organizations; is responsible
for teaching basic and advanced nutrition courses at the Undergraduate and Graduate
levels; was lead investigator on a national survey of school feeding programs in all
elementary schools; was a consultant for a Canadian edition of a recent high school Food
& Nutrition text; was a contributor for two editions of a Medical dictionary. He is
co-author on two publications on Canada’s Food Guide; wrote/co-wrote a number of Canadian
Student Information (CSI) documents to accompany entry level University Nutrition texts.
He has been involved in experiments in humans looking at the relationship between diet
and heart disease risk (for example, Orange juice and Good Cholesterol). He has provided
feedback to Health Canada on more than 3 dozen occasions regarding food & nutrition
related issues (for example the Food Guide). He was an advisor on three of Dietitians of
Canada’s Online courses for health professionals. He is presently involved in studies
looking at children’s beverage consumption and other factors that contribute to
children’s Screen-Related Sedentary Behaviors. He has helped with the nutrient analysis
of five recipe books and is a co-author of the First Canadian edition of a university
level nutrition text. He is also a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for our
Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPs include Vitamins & Minerals, Herbal products



Screen-related Sedentary Behaviors: Children's and Parents' Attitudes, Motivations, and Practices (with Meizi He, Leonard Piche, Charlene Beynon, and Stewart Harris), Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (2010)


Understanding Screen-related Sedentary Behavior and Its Contributing Factors among School-aged Children: A Social-ecologic Exploration (with Meizi He, Stewart Harris, and Charlene Beynon), American Journal of Health Promotion (2009)


Factors Influencing Food-Buying Practices of Grocery Shoppers in London, Ontario (with Alicia C. Garcia), Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research (2001)


Perceptions and Use of Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating by Grocery Shoppers in London, Ontario (with Alicia C. Garcia), Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research (2001)


Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies (with Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer and Ellie Whitney) (2008)

Contributions to Books

Nutrition-related Definitions, Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2006)

Nutrition-related Definitions, Medical, Nursing & Allied Health Dictionary (2002)

Digital Initiatives


Restaurants in London, ON (with Lenoard A. Piche and Elena Usdenski) (2010)


Updated Health Canada Links (with Alicia C. Garcia) (2009)

News about Dr. Piché's Research