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Rachel Prowse

Community Health and Humanities
BSc (University of Manitoba), RD (Manitoba Partnership Dietetic Education Program), PhD (University of Alberta)

Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Faculty of Medicine, M4M139
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3V6
t: 709 864-6622
f: 709 864-4991


Research Interests
  • public health nutrition
  • dietetic practice
  • food environments
  • food marketing
  • food policy
  • chronic disease prevention
  • natural experiments
  • practice-based evidence
Current Research

Monitoring Food Promotions in Canadian Recreation Facilities
NPA: Rachel Prowse; Co-Is: Erin Hobin, Kim Raine, Dana Olstad, PJ Naylor, Sara Kik, Hassan Vatanparast. Health Canada $199,880 (2 years) (April 2020 – September 2022)
Funder: Health Canada
Current Students
Currently accepting MSc and PhD students

Selected Publications

Brown, J.A., Ferdinands, A.R., Prowse, R., Reynard, D., Raine, K.D. & Nykiforuk, C.I.J. (Accepted 2021). Seeing the Food Swamp for the Weeds: Moving Beyond Food Retail Mix in Evaluating Young People’s Food Environments. Accepted to SSM - Population Health.

Prowse, R., Richmond, S., Carsley, S., Manson, H., & Moloughney, B. (2020). Strengthening public health nutrition: Findings from a situational assessment to inform system-wide capacity building in Ontario, Canada. Public Health Nutrition, 23(16), 3045-3055. doi:10.1017/S1368980020001433

Prowse, R., Lee, K. M., Chen, E., Zuo, F., Hammond, D., & Hobin, E. (2020). Testing the efficacy of and parents' preferences for nutrition labels on children's menus from a full-service chain restaurant: results of an online experiment. Public Health Nutrition23(10), 1820–1831. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980019004488

Prowse, R., Naylor, P. J., Olstad, D. L., Storey, K., Carson, V., Mâsse, L. C., Kirk, S., & Raine, K. D. (2020). Impact of a Capacity-Building Intervention on Food Marketing Features in Recreation Facilities. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior52(10), 935–943. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2020.03.009

Prowse, R., Tomlin, D. L., Naylor, P. J., & Raine, K. D. (2019). Exploring Nutrition Labelling of Food and Beverages in Vending Machines in Canadian Recreational Sport Settings. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research: a publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue canadienne de la pratique et de la recherche en dietetique : une publication des Dietetistes du Canada80(2), 55–62. https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2018-039

Prowse, R., Naylor, P. J., Olstad, D. L., Carson, V., Mâsse, L. C., Storey, K., Kirk, S., & Raine, K. D. (2018). Reliability and validity of a novel tool to comprehensively assess food and beverage marketing in recreational sport settings. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity15(1), 38. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-018-0667-3