Optimizing Nutrition Through Exercise

illustration of human jogging surrounded by fruits and vegetables


We often think about food as fuel for our workouts. But what effect does physical activity have on the way the body processes the food we eat? 


Join us on March 5, 2019 for a free public symposium, where leading experts from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education will discuss the relationship between physical activity and nutrition -- and translate their research insights into practical strategies that you can use to improve your health.

Open to: adults of all ages and fitness levels, health and wellness practitioners, researchers, colleagues, students, athletes and friends


  • Understand how "exercise snacks”—short bouts of physical activity—can positively affect blood sugar levels
  • Learn how physical activity can help our bodies use the protein we eat more efficiently, speeding up muscle regeneration
  • Find out how your energy and nutrient needs change with increased physical activity and see how they compare to high performance athletes


  • Prof. Jenna Gillen (Ph.D.) – Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto
  • Jennifer Sygo (M.Sc., RD, CSSD) - Toronto Raptors performance nutritionist and sports dietitian
  • Prof. Daniel Moore (Ph.D.) – Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto

The symposium is a free public event. We encourage members of the public, students, researchers, health practitioners, journalists, experts and colleagues to attend and engage. The event will also be livestreamed.

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education aims to make the symposium an inclusive event. When registering, please indicate any accommodation(s) you will require at the event.