Experts at the University of Toronto are a resource for health professionals and patients looking for reliable information on nutrition.
Our faculty members have prepared short (10- to 15-minute) video lectures on diet and health broadly, and for specific health conditions and concerns, from diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders to cholesterol, brain health, probiotics and food policy.
View the Lawson Centre micro-lectures on nutrition below.
The Big Controversies: ‘Fat, Sugar and Salt’
Tired of mixed messages about these common nutrients? Find out what the best evidence says about them. By Professor John Sievenpiper
Nutrition Therapy and Chronic Disease: From Evidence to Guidelines to Clinical Practice
What is the role of diet in chronic disease prevention and treatment? By Professor John Sievenpiper
How to Lower your Cholesterol
Learn about dietary approaches to lower cholesterol, including the plant-based Portfolio Diet. By Professor David Jenkins
Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition
Why do some people respond differently to the same foods? Discover the science of nutrigenomics and what it could mean for your health. By Professor Ahmed El-Sohemy
Household Food Insecurity: A Potent Determinant of Health in Canada
One in six Canadian children are affected by food insecurity and face an increased long-term risk for many diseases. By Professor Valerie Tarasuk
Helping to Shape Food Policy and Healthy Eating for Chronic Disease Prevention
Do you know all the ingredients in the food you eat? How food policy can create greater transparency in the food system. By Professor Mary L’Abbé
Dietary and Herbal Supplements in Diabetes
Can dietary changes provide an alternative or complement to drug therapy for diabetes? Learn about dietary and herbal supplementation in diabetes, including konjac glucomannan, salba-chia and ginseng. By Professor Vladimir Vuksan
Microbiome and Diet: Probiotics
What is the microbiome and what do we know about diet affects it? Get the basics on this rapidly growing area of research. By Professor Elena Comelli