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Canada-Led Effort on Maternal and Child Nutrition Receives Partnership Award

A global collaboration that includes the University of Toronto and spans dozens of organizations working toward better nutrition and health for women and children has been honoured with a Canadian partnership award. Enhancing Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal and Child Health (ENRICH) is a five-year project funded by $47 million from the Government of Canada, and which aims to improve health and nutrition in Asia and Africa.
Apr 23 / 2019

Canadian Food and Beverage Companies Get Mixed Grades on Nutrition Goals: U of T Report

Canada’s largest food and beverage manufacturers could aim higher to improve nutrition, reduce obesity and prevent chronic disease, according to a new report by University of Toronto researchers. The study is the first to evaluate Canada’s biggest food and beverage companies based on their policies and commitments to sell healthier products.
Mar 20 / 2019

Gender and Nutrition: Canadian Knowledge Partnership Seeks to Close the Data Gap

A new collaboration between Nutrition International, the University of Toronto and the Campbell Collaboration will strengthen the availability and use of high-quality, gender-sensitive data to improve nutrition for women, young children and adolescent girls in low-income countries.
Feb 14 / 2019

Risk Factors for Food Insecurity Include Income Supports, Province/Territory, and Indigenous Status, Study Shows

Canadian households that rely on publicly funded income supports are much more likely to face food insecurity than those reliant on employment income, according to new research from the University of Toronto. The study is one of the most comprehensive to elucidate the socio-demographics of food insecurity in Canada, and it shows wide disparities in risk by province and territory, age and Indigeneity, among other factors.
Jan 30 / 2019

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“To stem Canada’s epidemic of chronic disease, we must shift our focus from treatment to prevention.”

Dr. Mary L’Abbé,
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Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair

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