Eleanore Lambert

Eleonore Lambert is an Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry Department of Ross University School of Medicine, as well as a tutor in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is responsible for Applied Nutrition Projects in the Community, and facilitates seminars involving students, such as World Diabetes Day. She provides special counseling sessions on campus for students who need guidance on diet related issues or who were referred by the health clinic doctor.

Lambert has had 30 years of experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She has managed food service at the Princess Margaret Hospital, functioned as a therapeutic dietician, and operated her own health food and counseling facility for seven years- specializing in vegetarian food and weight loss programs. She was Co-Pioneer of the pilot NOVIB School feeding program, which was the first of its kind in Dominica, funded by the Dutch Government. She was involved in developing local menus and recipes and advising parents, teachers and children on the nutritive value of local foods. This was followed by an evaluation of the nutritional status of those children served by the project. From the inception of the Primary Health Care System, she handled the nutrition component of the curriculum for nurses in training, Midwifes, and staff at the health centers and continues to reach out to the population via radio, television, and newspaper.

For a period of ten years, Lambert served as a Chairperson for the Food and Nutrition Council, advising the government on matters related to Food and Nutrition Planning. As the Chair of the Environment Committee for the past eight years, she has helped to provide educational programs on sanitation issues, focusing on grounds men and housekeeping staff at the University. She continuously collaborates with the Environmental Health Division of the Ministry of Health to monitor safe food handling practices of eating establishments in the vicinity of campus.

Lambert has been involved with and helped to prepare a number of studies: survey on “Dietary Practices of Pregnant Lactating Women in Dominica” by the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, “Guidelines for the Standardization of Management of Diabetes Obesity and Hypertension in Dominica”, survey on “Food Consumption Patterns of Dominicans”, the preparation of food based dietary guidelines for Dominica, and a survey at Ross University School of Medicine on “Generational Change in Intellect Among Dominicans.” The Environmental Committee is in the process of spearheading a “No Smoking” Policy on campus, except in designated areas, and are awaiting approval from the senior management team.

Lambert is a member of the Caribbean Association of Nutritionists and Dieticians, a state registered nurse and midwife in the U.K, and a Member of the British Dietetic Association.