About

Dr. Parnell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Recreation Studies at Mount Royal University. She holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Calgary. Her dissertation focused on prebiotic fibre as a dietary intervention for obesity. She has several peer-reviewed publications in the fields of nutrition and obesity.

Her program of research involves developing dietary interventions for the prevention and treatment of obesity and its associated metabolic disorders. She also has an interest in dietary supplements and their role in physical performance. Jill enjoys being active and healthy and spends her spare time mountain biking, skiing, running, and yoga.

Education and Credentials
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Bachelor of Education, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON

Kristin Wiens is a Registered Dietitian and holds a Master of Science from the University of British Columbia. Kristin has worked as both a clinician and researcher, and is a co-author of several peer-reviewed publications in the fields of patient education and nutrition.

Currently living in Newark, DE Kristin is a Nutrition & Dietetics Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware. Kristin is a member of the College of Dietitians of Alberta, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Center for Mindful Eating. In her spare time Kristin enjoys cooking, running, practicing yoga and, of course, eating!

Education and Credentials
Master of Science in Human Nutrition, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Post-Graduate Dietetic Internship, Manitoba Partnership Program, Winnipeg, MB
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Food, Nutrition and Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

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