Harriet Kuhnlein | World Obesity Federation

Harriet Kuhnlein

Harriet Kuhnlein is a nutritionist and Founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE) and Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition at McGill University in Montreal.  Dr. Kuhnlein’s Ph.D. is from the University of California, Berkeley, and she holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from The University of Western Ontario. She is a recipient of the Earle W. Crampton Award for Distinguished Service in Nutrition and a winner of the Jack Hildes Medal for Circumpolar Health. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Nutrition, an Honorary Member of the Nutrition Society of Canada, and a Fellow the International Union of Nutritional Sciences. Her research with Indigenous Peoples spans more than 30 years, and has included participatory research and field experience with more than 40 cultures of Indigenous Peoples on topics of food systems and biodiversity for food security and health. She has published more than 240 papers, books and proceedings.