Publications

Vatanparast, H., Nisbet, C., & Gushulak, B. (2013). Vitamin D insufficiency and bone mineral status in a population of newcomer children in Canada. Nutrients, 5(5), 1561-72. doi: 10.3390/nu5051561.

Wakayo, T., Belachew, T., Vatanparast, H., & Whiting, S. J. (2015). Vitamin D deficiency and its predictors in a country with thirteen months of sunshine: the case of school children in central Ethiopia. PloS one, 10(3), e0120963.

Shah, S. M., Loney, T., Al Dhaheri, S., Vatanparast, H., Elbarazi, I., Agarwal, M… & Ali, R. (2015). Association between acculturation, obesity and cardiovascular risk factors among male South Asian migrants in the United Arab Emirates–a cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 15(1), 204. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1568-x.

Ewen, S., & Vatanparast, H. (2013). Current mandatory fortificants in developed nations compared to developing nations.Handbook of Food Fortification and Health, 15-30. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7076-2_2.

Khakpour, M., Sadeghi, L., Jenzer, H., Martins, S., Farag, M., Koc, M…& Vatanparast, H. (2017). The impact of socio-economic and cultural factors on refugee households’ food insecurity: a snapshot of the food security status of afghan refugees in Switzerland. The FASEB Journal, 31(1 Supplement), 791.13-791.13. doi: 10.1096/fj.1530-6860.

Hoover, J., Vatanparast, H., & Uswak, G. (2016). Risk determinants of dental caries and oral hygiene status in 3–15 year-old recent immigrant and refugee children in Saskatchewan, Canada: a pilot study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health,1-7. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0452-9.

Vatanparast, H., Henry, C., & Mulhall, S. (2016). The impact of Linking Immigrants with Nutrition Knowledge (LINK) initiative on improving cultural competency skills among nutrition and dietetic students in Canada. The FASEB Journal 30 (1 Supplement), 132.7-132.7. doi: 10.1096/fj.1530-6860.

Lane, V., Vatanparast, H., & White, J. (2014). Health status of newcomer children: from research to policy. Immigrant Integration: Research Implications for Future Policy, 213.

Shah, S., Loney, T., Dhaheri, S., Vatanparast, H., Elbarazi, I., Blair, I., & Ali, R. (2014). Alarming obesity trends and associated risk factors among South Asian immigrants in the United Arab Emirates. Obesity Reviews, 15, 74.

Vatanparast, H., & Lane, V. (2014). Risk of vitamin D insufficiency and inadequate bone mineral status in newcomer immigrant and refugee children in Canada, data from Healthy Immigrant Children study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 29, S227-S227.

Ingold, G., & Vatanparast, H. (2014). Beverage consumption & health of immigrant and refugee children in Canada.Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 5 (38), S19. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2014.07.049.

Webinars
Vatanparast, H. 2017. Panelist-An overview of nutritional health of new Canadians. Canadian Nutrition Society. April 12.

Conference Presentations

Vatanparast, H. and Lane, V. 2017. Vitamin D insufficiency and inadequate bone mineral status in newcomer immigrant and refugee children in Canada. 8th International Conference on Children’s Bone. Würzburg, Germany, June 10-13. (Poster presentation)

Khakpour, M., Vatanparast, H., Iqbal, R., Hossein, N., Farag, M., Koc, M., Garcea, J., Henry, C., and Engler-Stringer, R. 2017. Socio-economic and cultural facilitators and barriers of refugee households’ food insecurity: a snapshot of the food security status of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Canadian Nutrition Society annual meeting. Montreal QC, May 25-27. (Poster presentation)

Vatanparast, H. and Lane, V. 2017. Vitamin D insufficiency and inadequate bone mineral status in newcomer immigrant and refugee children in Canada. Canadian Nutrition Society annual meeting. Montreal QC, May 25-27. (Poster presentation)

Khakpour, M., Sadeghi, L., Jenzer, H., Martins, S. Farag, M., Koc, M., Garcea, J., Henry, C., Engler-Stringer, R. and Vatanparast, H. 2017. The impact of socio-economic and cultural factors on refugee households’ food insecurity: a snapshot of the food security status of Afghan refugees in Switzerland. Experimental Biology. Chicago, IL April 22-26. (Poster presentation)

Vatanparast, H. and Abukar, A. 2017. The impact of socio-economic and cultural factors on household food security of Syrian refugees in Canada. 19th National Metropolis Conference. Montreal QC, March 16-18. (Oral presentation)

Vatanparast, H. 2016. How is the food security status of refugees, as a basic human right and social determinant of health, compared to Canadians and recent immigrants? 18th National Metropolis Conference. Toronto ON, March 3-5. (Oral presentation)

Vatanparast, H., Henry, C., and Mulhall, S. 2016. The impact of Linking Immigrants with Nutrition Knowledge (LINK) initiative on improving cultural competency skills among nutrition and dietetic students in Canada. 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI, January 3-7. (Oral presentation)

Vatanparast, H. 2015. Acculturation and nutritional status of immigrants. Global Health Conference. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK, October 4. (Oral presentation)

Lane, V. and Vatanparast, H. 2015. Unpacking the health and nutritional risks of newcomer children. Prevention Matters Conference. Saskatoon SK, September 30-October 2. (Oral presentation)

Khakpour, M., Hamza, S., Jafri, A., Ewen, S. Lahiji, A., and Vatanparast, H. 2015. Voices in Vision: examining immigrant & refugee youths’ perceptions of their food environment in Saskatoon. Food environment in Canada: Symposium and Workshop. Saskatoon, SK, May 21-23. (Poster presentation)

Lane, V. and Vatanparast, H. 2015. Health and nutritional risks of newcomer children in Canadian food environments. Food Environments in Canada Symposium. Saskatoon SK, May 21-23. (Oral presentation)

Ingold, G. and Vatanparast, H. 2014. Beverage consumption & health of immigrant and refugee children in Canada. 7th International Symposium: Safety & Health in Agricultural & Rural Populations: Global Perspectives (SHARP). Saskatoon SK, Oct 19-22. (Oral presentation)

Vatanparast, H. and Lane, V. 2014. Risk of vitamin D insufficiency and inadequate bone mineral status in newcomer immigrant and refugee children in Canada, data from Healthy Immigrant Children study. American Society of Bone Mineral Research. Houston, Texas, Sept 12-15. (Oral presentation)

Lane, V. and Vatanparast, H. 2014. Unpacking the health and nutritional risks of newcomer children. CNS-SCN Annual Meeting. St. John's NL, June 5-7. (Oral Presentation)

Vatanparast, H. 2013. Linking Immigrants with Nutrition Knowledge. Dietitians Canada Educators Conference, Victoria BC, June 11. (Oral presentation)

Vatanparast, H. 2013. How healthy are newcomer children in Canada? An evaluation of nutrition and health status of newcomer children. North American Refugee Health Conference. Toronto, ON, June 6-8. (Oral presentation)

Vatanparast, H. 2013. How healthy are new Canadians? Current evidence from research to policy. Western Consortium on Integration, Citizenship and Cohesion Conference. Calgary AB, March 8-10. (Oral presentation)

Ewen, S., Berenbaum, S., and Vatanparast, H. 2013. Food environment challenges faced by recent refugees to Canada: the role of health education. The Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu HI, January 6-9. (Poster presentation)

Vatanparast, H. 2012. Health and nutrition issues in immigrant and refugee newcomer children. 14th National Metropolis Conference, Toronto ON, February 29-March 3. (Oral presentation)

Vatanparast, H. and Nisbet, C. 2011. Vitamin D insufficiency and bone mineral status in newcomer immigrant and refugee children to Canada, an emerging public health problem. American Society of Bone Mineral Research. San Diego CA, September 16-20. (Poster presentation)

Vatanparast, H. 2011. Nutrition and health status among newcomer children. The Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference, Guelph ON, June 2-4. (Oral presentation)

Nisbet, C. and Vatanparast, H. 2011. Alarming prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency among immigrant and refugee children in Canada, consideration for action. The 1st Global Congress for Consensuses in Pediatrics and Child Health. Paris, France, February 17-20. (Poster presentation)

Nisbet, C. and Vatanparast, H. 2011. Is food security status of newcomer immigrant and refugee families underestimated? Promoting Health Equity: Action on the Social Determinants of Health. Canadian Food Security Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto ON, February 11-12. (Oral presentation)