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Scientists and educators at the Lawson Centre make news for their research, teaching and advocacy. They also offer objective commentary on the latest stories about nutrition.

Read recent media reports that include Lawson faculty, or browse the archive below.


Low-carb diets associated with lower life expectancy, study suggests
Professor Richard Bazinet on CBC
(August 18, 2018)

Child Health Protection Act just the start of healthier food environments for kids
Professor Mary L'Abbé in the Toronto Star
(July 16, 2018)

One tiny detail spoils that shocking organic milk headline: It was wrong
Professor Richard Bazinet in The Globe and Mail
(July 12, 2018)

Don't dismiss a healthy eating strategy
Professor Mary L'Abbé in the Winnipeg Free Press
(June 27, 2018)

One in two Indigenous children in danger of going to school hungry
Professor Valerie Tarasuk in the Star Vancouver
(June 21, 2018)

Labels and education the way to fight obesity
Professor Daniel Sellen in the Toronto Sun
(June 3, 2018)

Vitamins won’t prevent a heart attack or make you live longer: study
Professor David Jenkins on Global News and in Newsweek
(May 28, 2018)

The doctor is cooking
Professors John Sievenpiper and David Jenkins in The New York Times
(May 22, 2018)

Researcher shines light on food security crisis in Nova Scotia
Professor Valerie Tarasuk in The Chronicle Herald
(May 2, 2018)

Pasta, as part of a healthy diet, not tied to weight gain
Professor John Sievenpiper in Reuters
(April 16, 2018)

Women in food-insecure households stop exclusive breastfeeding sooner: study
Professor Valerie Tarasuk on Global News and on CBC
(March 19, 2018)

'Saltier than seawater': Canada lays claim to the saltiest bread tested in recent survey
Professor Mary L'Abbé in the Calgary Herald
(March 19, 2018)

Temple study asserting canola-Alzheimer’s link triggers criticism
Professor Richard Bazinet in Patient Daily
(January 5, 2018)



3 reasons reducing food waste won't reduce food insecurity
Professor Valerie Tarasuk on CBC
(December 12, 2017)

What the research says about vitamin D supplements in pregnancy: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Professor Daniel Roth in Forbes
(November 30, 2017)

As Canadians consume 'harmful' levels of sodium, officials urge chefs to limit salt but face resistance
Professor Mary L'Abbé in The Globe and Mail
(November 19, 2017)

Changing the rules in the hunger game
Professor Valerie Tarasuk on
(October 20, 2017)

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened
Professor Richard Bazinet on Vox
(October 18, 2017)

The demise of a dietary dogma?
Professor Richard Bazinet on CBC
(Septbember 2, 2017)

Recommended fat intake should increase, Canadian researchers say
Professor Richard Bazinet on CBC
(August 29, 2017)

Lower your 'bad' cholesterol with simple dietary shift
Professors David Jenkins and John Sievenpiper in the Toronto Star
(July 24, 2017)

Public health experts blame Ontario government for gap in food insecurity data
Professor Valerie Tarasuk in The Globe and Mail
(July 4, 2017)

Nonprescription prenatal vitamins may be more potent
Professor Deborah O'Connor on Reuters
(June 19, 2017)

Basic income best way to help families reliably put food on the table: report
Professor Valerie Tarasuk on Global News
(June 15, 2017)

Does drinking cow's milk help children grow taller?
Professor Jonathon Maguire on CBC
(June 7, 2017)

Nunavut gets failing grade on food security
Professor Valerie Tarasuk in Canadian Geographic
(May 24, 2017)

Probiotic yogurt benefits vary, study finds
Professor Elena Comelli and Mary Scourboutakos on CBC
(April 18, 2017)

What to expect from new food labeling laws in Canada
Professor Mary L'Abbé in Boss magazine
(March 31, 2017)

Fatty acids, brain health and the jellybean effect
Professor Richard Bazinet in the Winnipeg Free Press
(February 25, 2017)


Mary L’Abbé in The Varsity.
Can better nutrition labelling curb Canada’s sugar consumption?
(October 16, 2016)

Zulfiqar Bhutta in U of T Faculty of Medicine News.
U of T Researchers Contribute to Lancet Series on Early Childhood Development.
(October 4, 2016) 

Mary L’Abbé in U of T News.
U of T researchers call for guidelines, better labeling to curb sugar consumption.
(September 26, 2016)

David Jenkins in the Toronto Star.
PDF icon15 Aug 2016_The War on Meat.pdf
(August 15, 2016)

Deborah L. O’Connor et al. in Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC)
Canadian Consensus on Female Nutrition: Adolescence, Reproduction, Menopause and Beyond
(May 14, 2016)

Richard Bazinet receives Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Research, Supported by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
Canadian Nutrition Society Awards 2016
(May 5-7, 2016) 

Harvey Anderson receives the Khursheed Jeejeebhoy Award for Best Application of Clinical Nutrition Research Findings to Clinical Practice, Supported by Abbott Canada 
Canadian Nutrition Society Awards 2016
(May 5-7, 2016) 

Valerie Tarasuk in Canadian Grocer
Access to food proves problematic in the Maritimes and Nunavut
(April 10, 2016)

Daniel Roth receives the Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award Endowed by the Nestlé Nutrition Institute
American Society for Nutrition Young Investigator Awards 2016
(March 18, 2016) 

Mary L’Abbé and Jodi Bernstein on CMAJ Podcasts
Nutrition labels in Canada: let’s not abandon added sugars.
(March 14, 2016)

Wintemute K, McDonald K, Huynh T, Pendrith C, Wilson L.
Addressing overuse starts with physicians, Choosing Wisely Canada. Can Fam Physician 2016; 62 : 199-200.
(March 14, 2016)

Deborah L. O’Connor and Sharon Unger in Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Working miracles, one baby at a time
(February 22, 2016)

Jonathon Maguire in Reuters
Children breastfeeding after first birthday should take vitamin D
(February 18, 2016)

Richard Bazinet in Well, New York Times Blog
PDF iconOrganic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids.pdf (PDF)
(February 15, 2016)


Elena M. Comelli in the Toronto Star
Probiotics can play key role in improving our health
(November 18, 2014)

Mary Scourboutakos in the Toronto Star
Ontario’s government plans to keep pushing for chains to post nutrition data in restaurants 
(November 3, 2014)

Mary L’Abbé & Mary Scourboutakos in Global News
If menus shared calories, sodium, would you make healthier choices? 
(October 31, 2014)

David J. A. Jenkins, Richard BazinetAhmed El-Sohemy & John Sievenpiper in the Toronto Star
Doctors’ notes: What the food experts eat, and what they skip 
(October 14, 2014)

David J. A Jenkins in The Varsity
In conversation with David Jenkins
(September 21, 2014)

Deborah L. O'Connor in HuffPost Canada
Back to school: How to create a healthy lunch
(September 11, 2014)

Richard Bazinet in the Globe and Mail
Dairy lovers find greener pastures with Rolling Meadow
(September 2, 2014)

David J. A. Jenkins in Reuters
Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health
(September 1, 2014)

Mike Evans in Reader's Digest
30 minutes a day to a healthier you

David J. A. Jenkins in the Globe and Mail
Foods with canola oil found to help people with Type 2 diabetes 
(July 1, 2014)

Catherine Birken in the North York Mirror
Managing childhood obesity at SickKids
(May 21, 2014)

Jill Hamilton in the Toronto Star
New SickKids initiative battling childhood obesity on numerous fronts
(April 30, 2014)

Deborah L. O'Connor in Global News
Preterm babies to benefit from a $2 million federal research grant
(March 18, 2014)

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