Ruth Binnie Fellowship
2018-2019 Value: $6,000

Honours a founding member of the Nova Scotia Home Economics Association who dedicated her professional life to home economics education. At the time of application, the applicant must be enrolled in masters studies that focus on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies. Special consideration will be given to those pursuing a postgraduate degree in education. She may be studying abroad.

The evolving studies in Human Ecology include: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, and human development.




B.Sc.FN. (Honours) Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics, 2016, Brescia University College at Western University
M.Sc.FN., 2016-2018, Brescia University College at Western University

Phenolic compounds (PC) are naturally found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and pulses, grain products, fruit juices, coffee and tea. Consuming foods high in PCs is associated with many health benefits. While there is research that looks at phenolic compound intake in adults, there is a paucity of research that looks specifically at PC intake in adolescents. Therefore, the purpose of Sara Michelle’s research is to learn more about the phenolic compound intake of adolescents.

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