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Scientists and educators at the Lawson Centre make news for their research, teaching and advocacy. They also offer objective commentary on the latest stories about nutrition.

Read recent media reports that include Lawson faculty, or browse the archive below.


Changing the rules in the hunger game
Professor Valerie Tarasuk on
(October 20, 2017)

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened
Professor Richard Bazinet on Vox
(October 18, 2017)

The demise of a dietary dogma?
Professor Richard Bazinet on CBC
(Septbember 2, 2017)

Recommended fat intake should increase, Canadian researchers say
Professor Richard Bazinet on CBC
(August 29, 2017)

Lower your 'bad' cholesterol with simple dietary shift
Professors David Jenkins and John Sievenpiper in the Toronto Star
(July 24, 2017)

Public health experts blame Ontario government for gap in food insecurity data
Professor Valerie Tarasuk in The Globe and Mail
(July 4, 2017)

Nonprescription prenatal vitamins may be more potent
Professor Deborah O'Connor on Reuters
(June 19, 2017)

Basic income best way to help families reliably put food on the table: report
Professor Valerie Tarasuk on Global News
(June 15, 2017)

Does drinking cow's milk help children grow taller?
Professor Jonathon Maguire on CBC
(June 7, 2017)

Nunavut gets failing grade on food security
Professor Valerie Tarasuk in Canadian Geographic
(May 24, 2017)

Probiotic yogurt benefits vary, study finds
Professor Elena Comelli and Mary Scourboutakos on CBC
(April 18, 2017)

What to expect from new food labeling laws in Canada
Professor Mary L'Abbé in Boss magazine
(March 31, 2017)

Fatty acids, brain health and the jellybean effect
Professor Richard Bazinet in the Winnipeg Free Press
(February 25, 2017)


Mary L’Abbé and David Jenkins in Global News.
PDF icon24 October 2016 Canada's Food Guide_What the government is changing_Global News.pdf
(October 24, 2016)

Mary L’Abbé in The Varsity.
Can better nutrition labelling curb Canada’s sugar consumption?
(October 16, 2016)

Zulfiqar Bhutta in U of T Faculty of Medicine News.
U of T Researchers Contribute to Lancet Series on Early Childhood Development.
(October 4, 2016) 

Mary L’Abbé in U of T News.
U of T researchers call for guidelines, better labeling to curb sugar consumption.
(September 26, 2016)

David Jenkins in the Toronto Star.
PDF icon15 Aug 2016_The War on Meat.pdf
(August 15, 2016)

Mary L’Abbé in Chatelaine.
PDF icon9 Aug 2016_Canada's Food Guide is Painfully Outdated_Chatelaine.pdf
(August 9, 2016)

Deborah L. O'Connor in Today's Parent
PDF icon13 July 2016_Study says women can skip multivitamin during pregnancy, but should you.pdf
(July 13, 2016)

Richard Bazinet in the Toronto Star
PDF icon4 July 2016_Doctor's Notes, Slow down and really taste the farm fresh food_The Toronto Star.pdf
(July 4, 2016)

Richard Bazinet in the Fort Frances Times
PDF icon10 June 2016 High steaks Exploring the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef.pdf
(June 10, 2016)

Deborah L. O’Connor et al. in Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC)
Canadian Consensus on Female Nutrition: Adolescence, Reproduction, Menopause and Beyond
(May 14, 2016)

Richard Bazinet receives Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Research, Supported by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
Canadian Nutrition Society Awards 2016
(May 5-7, 2016) 

Harvey Anderson receives the Khursheed Jeejeebhoy Award for Best Application of Clinical Nutrition Research Findings to Clinical Practice, Supported by Abbott Canada 
Canadian Nutrition Society Awards 2016
(May 5-7, 2016) 

Mary L’Abbé in CBC News
PDF icon26 April 2016_Packaged foods in Canada still too salty_CBC News.pdf
(April 26, 2016)

Richard Bazinet in CBC News
PDF icon13 April 2016_Benefits of switch from saturated fat to corn oil for longer life challenged_CBC News.pdf
(April 13, 2106)

Valerie Tarasuk in Canadian Grocer
Access to food proves problematic in the Maritimes and Nunavut
(April 10, 2016)

Valerie Tarasuk in Edmonton Journal
PDF icon24 March 2016 Experts sound alarm on 'food insercurity' in Canada_Edmonton Journal.pdf
(March 24, 2016)

Daniel Roth receives the Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award Endowed by the Nestlé Nutrition Institute
American Society for Nutrition Young Investigator Awards 2016
(March 18, 2016) 

Harvey Anderson in The Varsity
PDF icon16 March 2016_Are french fries healthy after all_THE VARSITY.pdf
(March 16, 2016)

Mary L’Abbé and Jodi Bernstein on CMAJ Podcasts
Nutrition labels in Canada: let’s not abandon added sugars.
(March 14, 2016)

Wintemute K, McDonald K, Huynh T, Pendrith C, Wilson L.
Addressing overuse starts with physicians, Choosing Wisely Canada. Can Fam Physician 2016; 62 : 199-200.
(March 14, 2016)

Deborah L. O’Connor and Sharon Unger in Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Working miracles, one baby at a time
(February 22, 2016)

Jonathon Maguire in Reuters
Children breastfeeding after first birthday should take vitamin D
(February 18, 2016)

Richard Bazinet in Well, New York Times Blog
PDF iconOrganic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids.pdf (PDF)
(February 15, 2016)

John Sievenpiper in Food World News
PDF iconPulses Health Benefits and Importance: How These Dried Beans can Solve Global Malnutrition (PDF)
(January 19, 2016)


Elena M. Comelli in the Toronto Star
Probiotics can play key role in improving our health
(November 18, 2014)

Mary Scourboutakos in the Toronto Star
Ontario’s government plans to keep pushing for chains to post nutrition data in restaurants 
(November 3, 2014)

Mary L’Abbé & Mary Scourboutakos in Global News
If menus shared calories, sodium, would you make healthier choices? 
(October 31, 2014)

David J. A. JenkinsRichard Bazinet, Ahmed El-Sohemy & John Sievenpiper in the Toronto Star
Doctors’ notes: What the food experts eat, and what they skip 
(October 14, 2014)

David J. A Jenkins in The Varsity
In conversation with David Jenkins
(September 21, 2014)

Deborah L. O'Connor in HuffPost Canada
Back to school: How to create a healthy lunch
(September 11, 2014)

Richard Bazinet in the Globe and Mail
Dairy lovers find greener pastures with Rolling Meadow
(September 2, 2014)

David J. A. Jenkins in Reuters
Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health
(September 1, 2014)

Mike Evans in Reader's Digest
30 minutes a day to a healthier you

David J. A. Jenkins in the Globe and Mail
Foods with canola oil found to help people with Type 2 diabetes 
(July 1, 2014)

Catherine Birken in the North York Mirror
Managing childhood obesity at SickKids
(May 21, 2014)

Jill Hamilton in the Toronto Star
New SickKids initiative battling childhood obesity on numerous fronts
(April 30, 2014)

Deborah L. O'Connor in Global News
Preterm babies to benefit from a $2 million federal research grant
(March 18, 2014)

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