Carol Henry is an associate professor in the division of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is an internationally recognized scholar-practitioner in the areas of health promotion and food security. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Henry and her colleagues have worked on nutrition-related research, teaching, and development projects at home and abroad in Africa and the Caribbean.  


Dr. Henry’s research program in Dominica looks at the barriers and opportunities for promoting healthy choices among school children through culturally acceptable, economical, and practical methods and solutions applied by women. In Southern Ethiopia, her team aims to enhance food security through intensive pulse crop-based farming systems, agri-food processing and marketing, and nutrition interventions. Partnering with Hawassa University in Ethiopia, she is also actively involved in strengthening graduate programs in agriculture and applied human nutrition; training local health professionals who will improve the capacity of farming communities to address issues of food insecurity. These training activities are also an opportunity for UofS students to experience research abroad. 

Selected Publications

  • AC Roba, Gabriel-Micheal K, Zello GA, Jaffe J, Whiting SJ, Henry CJ.  2015. A Low Pulse Food Intake May Contribute to the Poor Nutritional Status and Low Dietary Intakes of Adolescent Girls in Rural Southern Ethiopia. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 20:1-15, in press.
  • C Henry, SJ Whiting, T Phillips, SL Finch, GA Zello, H Vatanparast. 2015. Impact of the removal of chocolate milk from school milk programs for children in Saskatoon, Canada. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. Vol 40, in press.
  • S Oosman, J Smyle, K Chad, L Humbert and C Henry, 2014. Métis Community Perspectives Inform a School-based Health Promotion Intervention Using Participatory Action Research. Engaged Scholar Journal, University of Saskatchewan.
  • C Negash, T Belachew, CJ Henry, A Kebebu, A Abegaz; SJ Whiting. 2014. Nutrition education and introduction of broad bean–based complementary food improves knowledge and dietary practices of caregivers and nutritional status of their young children in Hula, Ethiopia. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 35(4): 480-486.
  • ST Kerpan, ML Humbert and CJ Henry, 2014. Determinants of Diet for Urban Aboriginal Youth: Implications for Health Promotion. Health Promotion Practice.
  • G Berhuna, A Mesfin, A Kebebu, SJ Whiting and CJ Henry, 2014. A Low Pulse Food Intake Contributes to the Poor Nutritional Status and Low Dietary Intakes of Adolescent Girls in Rural Southern Ethiopia. African Journal of Food Science, 8(4), 190-195.
  • CJ Henry, D Ramdath, SJ White and S Mangroo, 2013. Engaging Youth in Creating a Healthy School Environment: A Photovoice Strategy. Journal of International Education Research, 9(1), 97-106.
  • J. Bilinski, C. Henry, L. Humbert and P. Spriggs, 2013. The Connection between Psychosocial Health, Health Behaviours and the Environment in Rural Children.Child Indicators Research 6(4): 659-672.
  • A Kebebu, SJ Whiting, WJ Dahl, CJ Henry. 2013. Formulation of a complementary food fortified with broad beans (Vicia faba) in southern Ethiopia. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 13(3).