Diabetes Project Proposal Development

Social-innovation projects can be challenging to fund from private sources, but the Diabetic-Friendly Ethnic Cuisine project has acquired funding for recipe development, testing and demonstration from several diverse, publicly supported agencies.

The Perfect Bite

Sobia is featured on The Perfect Bite discussing Granola Bars and comparing the nutritional value of several brands.

Reaching Culturally Diverse Communities

“Reaching Culturally Diverse Communities”. 16th International Congress of Dietetics. Sydney, Australia: September 5 and 7, 2012. Accepted for Workshop and Symposium.

Easy Ethnic Eats for Healthy Living

Be Healthy! Stage Presentation

Market Opportunities for Ethnocultural Vegetables

Presentation and Cooking Demonstration for Sustain Ontario and FarmStart.

Easy Ethnic Eats for Healthy Living

Presentation for Canadian Diabetes Association.


  • Healthy eating should never compromise taste and familiarity with the food. People of different cultures with diabetes should be able to continue to eat the same foods they have always enjoyed eating. Sometimes traditional recipes need a little tweaking to make them more diabetes-friendly and healthier. 150 Best Indian, Asian, Caribbean and More Diabetes Recipes will help people with diabetes and their families to continue to enjoy delicious traditional recipes as part of healthy eating.
    Joanne Lewis, RD CDE
    Manager, Diabetes Education Canadian Diabetes Association
  • This diabetes cookbook is an important resource for anyone trying to adopt a healthier diet whilst still be able to enjoy classic ethnic dishes. This book explains simple ways we can modify traditional recipes in order to make them more diabetes-friendly and still enjoy them. Not only does she provide recipes, but nutritional information about each recipe. As a novice cook, I found her recipes clear, easy to follow, and absolutely delicious!
    Dr. Saunia Ahmad
    Clinical Psychologist
  • I've known Sobia Khan for some time now and she is great mentor, dietitian and researcher. I recently got a copy of the “150 Best Indian, Asian, Caribbean and more diabetes recipes…” cookbook. It has not only helped my patients to make healthier versions of their traditional favourites but also everyone, including myself, learn about multicultural cuisine with the in-depth explanation of ingredients and cooking techniques. With its practical suggestions about diabetes prevention and management, it is the perfect resource to help my patients and myself enjoy a healthy and balanced eating approach!
    Jana Vinayagamoorthy
    MAN, RD


Some organizations I have collaborated with to produce selected health and diabetes resources, or have been worked with to perform speaking engagements and cooking demonstrations, focusing on healthy eating and diabetes.

Flemingdon Health Centre
Royal Winter Fair
Eat Right Ontario
Canadian Diabetes Association
George Brown

Years as a Registered Dietitian

Years as a Professor

Years as a Researcher