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

Nov 16, 2019

Dietitians Lucia Weiler and Sue Mah with Dr. David Jenkins and Dr. Walter WillettProfessor David Jenkins, Lucia Weiler, Sue Mah and Professor Walter Willett, Courtesy of Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists 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. Participants considered the role of nutrients, dietary patterns and identified best practices and nutrition policies to promote health. 

A special feature of the symposium was the keynote address by Harvard professor Dr. Walter Willett, MD, DrPH on diet and health across the lifespan. Dr. Willett also received an award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to scientific research and education. It was our honour to connect with Dr. Willett and Dr. David Jenkins who is a pioneer of nutrition science research from the University of Toronto.

Read the full event highlight by Sue Mah and Lucia Weiler on Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists.