Joannah and Brian Lawson on their Vision for Child Nutrition

Joannah and Brian Lawson are determined to improve childhood nutrition, and to curb an alarming increase in chronic disease. The philanthropists behind the Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition spoke with Faculty of Medicine writer Carolyn Morris about what drives them to invest in this cause.
Apr 11 / 2017

Nudging our Kids and Families Towards Better Eating

Is my kid eating enough? Is my kid eating too much? How can we make it easier for the whole family to eat better? Dr. Mike Evans explains the science behind how can we make it easier for the whole family to eat better, in his latest whiteboard video.
Apr 7 / 2017

Daniel Sellen Appointed New Director of Lawson Centre

On January 1, 2017, Professor Daniel Sellen began a five-year term as Director of the Centre for Child Nutrition. Prof. Sellen is an expert in child nutrition, human ecology and international health with over 25 years of experience leading cross-disciplinary studies of child and family nutrition security.
Jan 9 / 2017

MD Student Experience: A Healthy Take on Nutrition

First-year medical students at the University of Toronto attended a cooking class and grocery store tour at Loblaws, as part of the MD Program's new emphasis on nutrition and health.
Jan 4 / 2017


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