Graciela [not her real name] gave up breastfeeding her first babies soon after they were born. She was stressed, eating poorly and wasn’t producing enough milk. This year she became a new mom again, but her four-month-old boy breastfeeds exclusively. What changed between births? Mainly community support.
Mar 13 / 2018
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
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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