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Flora Zhang

Master of Public Health Student, University of Toronto

Flora is an enthusiastic Master of Public Health student at the University of Toronto, with a unique background spanning outpatient clinical settings, academia, non-profit organizations, to federal government.

Flora currently works within the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health Canada, wherein she contributes to the research, analysis and synthesis of literature on food, nutrients and health which inform Health Canada’s nutrition policy and programming needs. She was previously a dietetic intern at the Coalition for Healthy School Food.

Flora is on the path to becoming a Registered Dietitian who will be able to advocate for health equity through culturally sensitive, inclusive, and evidence-informed approaches to improve the quality of life of equity-deserving populations.


  • 2022–present
    Nutrition research student, Health Canada
  • 2023–2023
    Dietetic intern, Vaughan Community Health Centre
  • 2023–2023
    Dietetic Intern, Coalition for Healthy School Food
  • 2023–2023
    Dietetic Intern, University of Toronto Food Services
  • 2021–2022
    Research assistant, Guelph Family Health Study


  • 2024 
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Master of Public Health - Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 2021 
    University of Guelph, Bachelor of Applied Science, Minor in Nutraceuticals and Nutritional Sciences


  • 2022
    Knowledge and perceptions of the 2019 Canada's Food Guide: a qualitative study with Canadian children, Applied Physiology Nutrition Metabolism

Professional Memberships

  • Dietitians of Canada