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Child Nutrition and Health in a Viral Pandemic

From the earliest days of the COVID-19 crisis, Lawson Centre researchers, educators, staff and learners have pivoted to address the pandemic and its ripple effects on child nutrition training, policy and practice.
Jul 23 / 2020

Pasteurizing Breast Milk Kills SARS-CoV-2, U of T Study Shows

Researchers at the University of Toronto and Sinai Health have found that a common technique to pasteurize breast milk kills the virus that causes COVID-19, making it safe for use. The findings provide further assurance for parents and families who use human milk banks to feed their infants. 
Jul 10 / 2020

Children who Drank Whole Milk had Lower Risk of Being Overweight or Obese: Study

A systematic review and meta-analysis of existing studies has found that children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. 
Jan 8 / 2020

The Year That Was — a Foundation for the Future

The decade is closing and as we take well-earned holidays in Canada, it is timely to reflect on the state of child nutrition at home and globally, to learn from progress in key areas, and to look to 2020 and beyond for milestones on promising pathways to impact.
Dec 20 / 2019

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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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