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COVID-19 SUPPORT RESOURCES

As we all try to navigate through this unprecedented and extremely challenging COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (CMTF) is compiling a list of resources that may be useful to our network. We will continually update this page as more materials become available. At the same time, if you have come across resources that have helped you, please send them our way and we will add them to the site. Please ensure to access local resources that support you in meeting local requirements and direction.

Thank you to the dedicated health care professionals who are providing care, and a special mention to the dietetics and food service staff who are working hard to provide the comfort of quality nutrition food to Canadians. You are so appreciated. Please stay well.

CMTF statements for nutritional management of individuals with Covid-19 infection


Webinars
 
Podcasts

 

Videos

 

Resources for Researchers
  • CIHR COVID-19, the go-to webpage for up-to-date CIHR funding opportunities, policies and other news related to COVID-19
  • Crowdhelix, a global online tool for COVID-19 researchers to connect and stay up to date on funding news and opportunities
  • CanCOVID, an expert network of Canadian COVID-19 researchers, clinical collaborators, and healthcare stakeholders from across the country.
  • COVID-END, a tool to to help reduce duplication in and better coordinate the evidence syntheses, technology assessment and guidelines being produced.
  • COVID-19 Resources Canada, a central hub designed to help those involved in COVID-19 research and development in Canada to locate human resources, expertise, reagents, equipment and information.
  • NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants, University researchers collaborating with private-sector, public-sector or not-for-profit organizations
  • Tri-agency college grants: Applied Research Rapid Response to COVID-19, through the College and Community Innovation program, this funding opportunity will further leverage the expertise and infrastructure in these post-secondary institutions to rapidly mobilize support and expertise related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 


American Society for Nutrition

 

ASPEN (American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)
 
Australasian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) 
 
BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)
 
British Dietetic Association (BDA)

 

Canadian Association of Gastroenterologists
 
Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS)

COVID-19 and Nutrition Infographic 

This COVID-19 and Nutrition infographic provides guidance on how to stay strong and healthy through good nutrition. 

CNS gratefully acknowledges the initiative and leadership of Amber Hutchinson, MSc (University of Guelph) and Shirin Panahi, PhD (Université Laval) for researching and developing this infographic. We would like to also thank reviewers Carlota Basualdo-Hammond RD MSc MPH; Alison Duncan, PhD RD; Catherine Field, PhD RD; and Zannat Reza, RD for their valuable input on this resource.

 

Food is medicine
Patients with COVID-19 who required a hospital stay (including ICU or in a hospital ward) will have a long road to recovery after they return home. Nutrition plays an important role in a patient’s recovery process. CMTF and CNS are pleased to announce the creation of two nutrition resources that were developed to help patients and their families, and nutrition clinicians across the country. 

The development of these infographics was led by Roseann Nasser, RD, MSc, FDC, CNSC, and Lesley Moisey, RD, PhD, with collaborators: Cathy Alberda, MSc, RD, Savita Bector, MSc, RD, Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCPC, Jaime Green, RD, Jan Greenwood, RD, Daren Heyland, MD, MSc, Heather Keller, RD, PhD, FDC, FCAHS, Manon Laporte, RD, MSc, CNSC.

A special thank you to Shirin Panahi, PhD, for designing and supporting content revisions. 

What Can I Eat at Home After Being in the Intensive Care Unit with COVID-19? 
Designed to support the recovery of critically ill patients with COVID-19 directly discharged at home
What Can I Eat at Home After Being in the Hospital with COVID-19?
Designed for patients who were hospitalized for Covid-19 and discharged home. 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Mental health and the COVID-19 Pandemic - Tips, coping strategies and resources for the public and health care workers

 

College of Dietitians of Ontario

Pandemic Guide for Registered Dietitians of Ontario

 
Dietitians of Canada
 
European Federation of Association of Dietitians

 

European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)
 
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (UK) 
  • Joint COVID-19 Guidance Website – The UK Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, UK Intensive Care Society, UK Association of Anaesthetists and UK Royal College of Anaesthetists have developed a joint website to provide the UK intensive care and anaesthetic  community with information, guidance and resources required to support their understanding of and management of COVID-19
  • Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services V2 – This document was designed to be used as the definitive reference source for planning and delivery of UK Intensive Care Services

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
 
Government of Canada

 

International Science Council

COVID-19 Global Science Portal

 

NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health 
 
Unicef

 

University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine - Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
 
World Health Organization (WHO)

Other

 

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