Child Nutrition in Medical Education

The Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition (Lawson Centre) supports state-of-the art education in nutrition and development. Our lead experts teach and mentor medical students, trainees, and health care professionals at all levels of medical education.

Medical EducationWe are partnering with practitioners from the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital to develop new curricula. Our goal is to make nutrition a top priority in the education of health care professionals.

Current Curricula

We also strive to include more nutritional education within existing curricula. Refer to the appropriate website to find out more about current educational opportunities that may interest you:

Child Nutrition & Health Tools for Health Care Professionals

The Lawson Centre also relies on the Department of Family & Community Medicine’s DFCM Open platform to share support tools around nutrition and child development with primary care providers. DFCM Open is a free online resource available to family physicians and health care professionals around the world. It provides them with a set of evidence-based tools and resources — from guidelines and care pathways, to teaching aids and patient education materials.

Stay tuned for more updates on our website about upcoming events, including an annual nutrition conference for medical professionals, children’s nutrition rounds, workshops, a lecture series, and others.

Public Education and Engagement

The best health outcomes happen when health care providers and patients work together to achieve patients and their families’ goals. This is why the Lawson Centre also supports public education and engagement to help families make better nutrition and healthy living decisions. 

Information for Current Trainees

For information on funding and research opportunities, event listings, student organizations, job, and lab postings for graduate students, please visit the website of your department:

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