Welcome to our second bi-annual newsletter of the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition. At this time of summer rest and renewal in Canada, I am delighted to update you again with highlights of the Lawson Centre’s recent work. Even with fewer classes and students on campus, and with staff and faculty taking well-earned vacation, the value of the Lawson Centre’s ongoing efforts remain clear.
Jul 20 / 2018
You’re shopping for groceries and suddenly your child is begging for the sugar-loaded fruit-flavoured snack with Despicable Me 3 on the package. Or it’s movie night at home, but your kids keep asking for the toaster strudel in the freezer, inspired by a TV ad of the Pillsbury Doughboy. What parent hasn’t had similar experiences, over and over again?
Jul 16 / 2018
Half of all adolescents in some low-income countries are stunted from malnutrition, estimates suggest. At the same time, school-age kids in many of these countries face a growing problem of excess body weight. How do the conditions that influence food choices in these countries affect the health of older children? We don’t know.
Jun 12 / 2018
Meghan McGee (photo by Jason Krygier-Baum) One of the biggest presentations of Meghan McGee's career so far was also the shortest.
Apr 18 / 2018
When it comes to contracting the Zika virus abroad, the likelihood of infection may be low – but the consequences c… https://t.co/4UVdVJtikt
Although the Zika virus isn’t in the news as much as it used to be, it’s still a threat. If you’re travelling to Zi… https://t.co/g7iF3K8ADp
“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