Sobia Khan, MSc, RD

Sobia Khan


Sobia Khan is a registered dietitian and has been a professor at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts for the past 8 years. She received her BSc, Honours Biology & Pharmacology, from McMaster University and her MSc from the University of Toronto, Department of Nutritional Sciences. Her graduate research, conducted at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids), involved studying the growth and development of preterm infants from 10 neonatal intensive-care units across the GTA, relative to how they thrived on fortified human milk post-discharge.. She also served as research assistant in a series of hospital and university departments, including the Diabetes Clinic at Sick Kids, with the pharmacology division of Merck Frosst Canada, and has worked as a dietitian in the Diabetes Comprehensive Care Program at St. Michael’s Hospital.

She was also a principal investigator of an applied research study at GBC entitled “Community Nutrition Teaching Model Cultural-Specific Diabetes Education and Prevention”. This project was a collaboration with Research and Innovation at GBC, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and various community health centres in the GTA. She has published and been acknowledged in several journal articles, such as Pediatrics, the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and the Canadian Journal of Diabetes. She is also a published author of a muliticultural diabetes cookbook.

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Pharmacology, McMaster UniversityMaster of Science (MSc) Nutritional Sciences, University of TorontoDietetic Internship (RD) The Hospital of Sick Children

Areas Of Specialization

Food, Nutrition, Food Culture, Food and Nutrition Management, Food Services, Food Science

Areas Of Expertise

Diabetes, Heart Disease, Food, Dietetics, Nutrition, Culture, Author, Researcher, Writer

Career Highlights

Researcher, Sylvie Toulmond, PhD, Central Pharmacology, Merck Frosst Canada “Eating for Two” Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP), LAMP Community Health CentreResearcher, Deborah O’Connor RD PhD, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Program, SickKidsDietitian, Risk Modification Centre, Toronto Healthy Diet Study, St. Michael’s Hospital, Cancer Care Ontario and University of TorontoDietitian, Diabetes Comprehensive Care Program (DCCP), St. Michael’s Hospital


Dietitians of Canada International Travel Award for Novice Researchers Canadian Diabetes Association Regional Camp AwardTop 30 under 30 award Ontario Hostelry Institute for achievement in hospitality & foodserviceNatural Sciences & Engineering Research Council College & Community Innovation GrantUniversity of Toronto Gordon Cressy Award for Achievement in Community LeadershipDietitians of Canada Graduate Student Award


Deborah L O'Connor, PhD RD, Sobia Khan, MSc RD, Karen Weishuhn, RD, Jennifer Vaughan, RN, Ann Jefferies, MD, Doug Campbell, MSc MD, Elizabeth Astalos, MSc MD, Mark Feldman, MD, Joanne Rovet, PhD, Carol Westall, PhD and Hilary Whyte, MD. (2008). “Growth And Nutrient Intakes Of Human Milk-Fed Premature Infants Provided With Extra Energy And Nutrients After Hospital Discharge”. Pediatrics, 21(4):766-76.


Sobia Khan, MSc, RD 150 Best Indian, Asian, Caribbean and More Diabetes     Recipes Cookbook, Robert Rose Inc


“Diverse Food and Flavours”. Culturally Diverse Diabetes Recipe Booklets. George Brown College and EatRight Ontario.

“South Asian Just the Basics Meal Plan Recipes”. George Brown College and Canadian Diabetes Association.