Greetings and welcome to the first edition of the Lawson Centre Brief, the newsletter of the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto. We plan to send you this brief twice a year, to let you know about the Lawson Centre’s activities and to provide current and reliable information on child nutrition and health.
Dec 20 / 2017
Months have passed, but Professor Valerie Tarasuk is still frustrated. Tarasuk learned this summer that Ontario did not collect information on food insecurity in 2015 and 2016, creating a major gap in the data her research group PROOF uses to study links among income, public policies, nutrition and health in households across Canada.
Dec 19 / 2017
University of Toronto nutritional scientists are leading a study with national experts calling on the Canadian government to outlaw junk food marketing to children, impose stricter limits on unhealthy nutrients added to foods, and impose a “sugary drink tax.”
Dec 14 / 2017
A new culinary medicine event is bringing nutrition into U of T's medical school curriculum. Now in its second year, the half-day workshop provides students with hands-on training in how to buy and prepare healthy food cost-effectively, with a focus on practical tips they can pass on to patients.
Nov 2 / 2017
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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,
Department of Nutritional Sciences’
Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair