Food as Medicine Update 2019: Hot Topics in Nutrition Through the Lifespan

The University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital hosted the 2019 Food as Medicine Update: Hot Topics in Nutrition Through the Lifespan in November. This annual full-day symposium for health-care professionals addressed emerging issues in food and nutrition science that impact chronic disease prevention.
Nov 16 / 2019

Canada Child Benefit has led to Major Reduction in Severe Food Insecurity, Study Suggests

The rate of severe food insecurity dropped by one-third among low-income families after the introduction of the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) in 2016, new research from the University of Toronto has found. The study is the first to look at the CCB’s impact on food insecurity, defined as the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraint.
Nov 5 / 2019

Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition Appoints New Chair in Patient Engagement

Professor Jonathon Maguire is the new Lawson Chair in Patient Engagement in Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto. Maguire, an associate professor of paediatrics and nutritional sciences at U of T and a staff paediatrician and scientist with St. Michael’s Hospital at Unity Health Toronto, will hold the chair over a five-year term through the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition.
Oct 21 / 2019

Trinity College Receives $10 Million Landmark Gift to Launch Integrated Sustainability Initiative

Trinity College has received $10 million to support an ambitious initiative designed to integrate sustainability across the College, from an innovative new building to research and classroom opportunities to the creation of food. The donation comes from Trinity alumnus Brian Lawson and Joannah Lawson. The Lawsons’ generous gift is the largest single donation in Trinity College’s 168-year history.
Oct 18 / 2019


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