Maria Ricupero with cast of CBC The National 2016

CBC’s The National with Peter Mansbridge
National Check Up on Heart Health

February 9, 2016

In Conversation with Mayor Lovatt...Holistic Wellness & Immunity Building

Join Mayor Iain Lovatt as he sits down, "In Conversation with," three healthcare professionals to discuss a holistic approach to immunity building and wellness as we return to pre-COVID normalcy.

March 1, 2022


Revolutionizing Your Relationship with Food - Part 1 & 2

Mentally Strong Podcast - June 30, 2023 & July 22, 2023

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CBC Radio
Weight Watchers program targeting teens. National radio syndication
March 2018

CBC’s Metro Morning show
Diabetes & Weight Watchers
January 2018

Radio Canada International interview 
Don’t put kids on diets, warns dietitian. Advice for parents  
Sept. 9, 2015

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Global Health Advisor, Globe & Mail  
Tired? Headaches? Iron deficiency can be to blame.
March 2015

Global Health Advisor, Globe & Mail
Adopt a lifestyle approach: eat the Mediterranean way!
September 2014

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Low carb diets will shorten your life.”
Live interview August 17, 2018

CTV News
New proposal for sugar tax
March 2, 2016

Social Media

 Abbott Freestyle Libre PR Event for influencers with Chef Alvin, Demon Chef on Master Chef Canada. Participated in media interviews addressing nutrition related questions pertaining to Type 2 diabetes prevention & management. April 2019

Speaking Engagements

Professional Conferences (National)

Maria Ricupero speaking at Walmart Diabetes Forum

Walmart Diabetes Forum Patient Care Conference

Debunking Fad Diets: Guiding patients toward healthy eating. Patient Care Conference for Walmart Pharmacists.

April 19 & 20, 2018

Maria Ricupero on panel for Canadian Nutrition Society 2019

Clinical Nutrition Society

Turning the tide with Health At Every Size® (HAES)- Time for Change

January 12, 2019

Maria Ricupero speaking at the Joint PMCC BBDC January 2019

Joint PMCC/BBDC Cardiovascular-Diabetes Symposium

Health Behaviours or Weight Loss: Which is More Important?

January 18, 2019
Maria Ricupero on panel for Can Obesity Summit April 2019

Canadian Obesity Summit

Applying HAES® Principles to Advance Healthy Public Policy

April 23, 2019

Professional Conferences (International)

Maria Ricupero speaking at ICD Spain

International Congress of Dietetics - Granada, Spain

Achieving sustainable health outcomes with a weight neutral approach to nutrition counselling

Sept. 8, 2016

 Scientific Publications

Mahajan, A., Banerjee A.T., Ricupero, M., Beales, A., Lac, J., Ajwani, F., Mathur-Balendra, A., Patel, T., Pais, V. Call to Action to Improve Racial Diversity in Dietetics.  Journal of Critical Dietetics. 2020; 5(2): 3-9. 

Bianchi, A. and Ricupero, M. Questioning the ethics of promoting weight loss in clinical practice. Canadian J. of Bioethics. 2020; Open:

Doucet, E., Hall, K., Miller, A., Taylor, V., Ricupero, M., Haines, J., Brauer, P., Gudzune, K., House, J., Dhaliwal, R.. Emerging Insights in Weight Management and Prevention: Implications for Practice and Research. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2020;

Ghisi GLM, Mahajan A, da Silva Chaves GS, Rouse V, Brum M, Ajwani F, Aultman C, Ricupero M, Oh P, Colella TJF. Validation of a self-administered version of the Mediterranean diet scale (MDS) for cardiac rehabilitation patients in Canada. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2019 Mar;70(2):202-211. doi: 10.1080/09637486.2018.1486392. Epub 2018 Jul 2. PMID: 29962239.

Richard C, Cristall L, Fleming E, Lewis ED, Ricupero M, Jacobs RL, Field CJ. Impact of Egg Consumption on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes and at Risk for Developing Diabetes: A Systematic Review of Randomized Nutritional Intervention Studies. Can J Diabetes. 2017 Aug;41(4):453-463. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2016.12.002. Epub 2017 Mar 27. PMID: 28359773.

McGillion, M., et al. Technology-Enabled Remote Monitoring and Self-Management - Vision for Patient Empowerment Following Cardiac and Vascular Surgery: User Testing and Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Aug 1;5(3):e149. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5763. PMID: 27480247; PMCID: PMC4999307.

Ricupero, M. Building your professional profile – Health At Every Size (HAES®) – Adopting a realistic approach to health outcomes. Current Issues in Cardiac Rehab & Prevention. May 2013;21(2): 11-13.

Ricupero, M. Dietary Considerations for Cholesterol Management. Current Issues in Cardiac Rehab & Prevention. 2010; 18(1).