KNOWLEDGE FOR STUDENTS, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND THE PUBLIC.
Poor diet plays a role in one in five deaths globally. That finding comes from the 2017 Global Burden of Disease Study, the largest effort ever to measure life expectancy, and causes and risk factors for death and disease. Nutrition education is essential for solving this global health crisis.
At the same time, opportunities to limit disease and improve health through nutrition are better than ever, and a growing number of practitioners are turning to food as a front-line medicine.
That is why professors and staff in the Lawson Centre are re-designing education for medical students and health professionals, training more researchers and developing new tools and resources for patients and families.