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How a Maternal Diet Low in Omega 3s Can Hinder Brain Development in the Young

An international research team that includes scientists from the University of Toronto has found a cellular mechanism in mice that could explain why low intake of Omega 3 fats by mothers is linked to cognitive problems in their offspring — an association that growing evidence shows is also a risk for women and children.
Nov 30 / 2020

U of T Researchers Boost Quality of Canada’s Global Nutrition Programs

This year has been one to forget for most people. But for Sara Wuehler, 2020 brought one welcome change: better monitoring of Canada’s efforts to improve nutrition in low-income countries, thanks in part to researchers at the University of Toronto.
Nov 11 / 2020

Antibiotics Affect Breast Milk Microbiota in Mothers of Preterm Infants, U of T Study Shows

A team led by researchers at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children has found that mothers of preterm babies have highly individual breast milk microbiomes, and that even short courses of antibiotics have prolonged effects on the diversity and abundance of microbes in their milk.
Sep 3 / 2020

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

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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,
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Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair

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