Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition


Professor Mary L’Abbé Appointed to Order of Canada

University of Toronto professor Mary L’Abbé has been named a member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours for lifetime achievement, for her contributions to nutrition science.
Jan 7 / 2019

Policy Impact and a Year of Progress

Welcome to our third bi-annual newsletter of the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition. As we mark the shortest day of the year and look forward to holiday rest and recovery, it’s once again a pleasure to share with you highlights of the Lawson Centre’s recent work. 
Dec 21 / 2018

Study Finds an Effective Screening Strategy for Iron Deficiency in Young Children

Toronto researchers have found that using a ferritin blood test leads to early detection of anemia, and that between 15 and 18 months is the best age to screen for iron deficiency.
Dec 21 / 2018

Food as Medicine Event Offers Clinicians a Nutrition Update

Health professionals from across Canada attended a University of Toronto conference earlier this month to hear research and practical advice on nutrition and aging, fats, sugar, the ketogenic diet and gluten sensitivity, among other hot topics.
Nov 30 / 2018


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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

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