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Our Expert Team

Metro has set up a team of experts to help guide the company through the development of its program: a team of Registered Dietitians who developed nutritional criteria, a partnership with McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), a scientific advisory committee who will follow the application of the program and a chef who will develop shoppers’ desire to cook every day using the freshest and least processed products available.

Metro Registered dietitians

Metro has put together a team of nutritionists to help develop the program.

Linda Montpetit, Registered dietitian

Linda Montpetit is a graduate of McGill University and member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec, Dietitians of Canada and the American Dietetic Association. With ten years of experience and well-honed communication skills, she puts her talent as science populariser to work in her workshops and conferences. A gourmet passionate about food, she works regularly with master chefs.

Partnership with McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE)

We’ve signed a partnership with the McGill Centre for Convergence of Health and Economy.

The Centre aims to be a world leader in promoting the development of a novel integrative approach to the study of global nutrition and health challenges (including hunger and malnutrition, and the growing worldwide epidemic of obesity, as well as illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular and lung disease).

Ongoing support from the MCCHE as part of the partnership:

  • Giving advice on the orientation and development of the program;
  • Providing strategic research-based information regarding trends and applied methods for fostering healthy eating;
  • Developing performance indicators for the program;
  • Chairing the program’s scientific advisory committee.

Thanks to this partnership, Metro has formed a scientific advisory committee of experts in food, nutrition, medicine and the science of consumer behaviour.


Scientific advisory committee

The advisory committee’s main role is to validate proposals and new ideas for the program. The committee also ensures the development, follow-up and application of the program, and evaluates its social impact.

  • ​President:
    • Laurette Dubé, Founder and Scientific Director, McGill Centre for Convergence of Health and Economics
  • Members:
    • Chris Lannon, PhD, MBA, Managing Director, McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics.
    • Dr. Alison Blay-PalmerAssociate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Founding Director, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.
    • Francy Pillo Blocks, RD FDC, Clinical Dietitian and Educator, AboutKidsHealth, Toronto SickKids Hospital.
    • Louise Thibault, PhD, Registered Dietitian and Associate Professor, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University.
    • Mary R. L’Abbé, PhD Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
    • David L. Buckeridge, MD PhD FRCPC, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University in Montreal where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Health Informatics and directs the Surveillance Lab. He is also a Medical Consultant to the Montreal Public Health Department and the Quebec Public Health Institute. His research focuses on the informatics of public health surveillance and disease control. Dr Buckeridge has consulted on surveillance to groups such as the Public Health Agency of Canada, the US Institute of Medicine, the US and Chinese Centers for Disease Control, the European Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization. He has a M.D. from Queen's University, a M.Sc. in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical informatics from Stanford University. Dr Buckeridge is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine.