Student Wins Award for Microbiome Research

University of Toronto student Ashkan Hashemi won an award for his preclinical research on the transfer of probiotic bacteria from mother to fetus, at the Canadian Nutrition Society’s recent annual conference in Montreal.
Jun 2 / 2017

Post-Exercise Protein Helps Young Athletes Too, U of T Study Shows

A new U of T study has found that children taking part in physical activity should ingest at least five grams of protein after exercise to promote healthy growth.
Apr 25 / 2017

Building on a Vision to Improve Child Nutrition

Philanthropist and nutritionist Joannah Lawson and her husband Brian Lawson have committed an additional $5 million to create the Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition.
Apr 12 / 2017

Joannah and Brian Lawson on their Vision for Child Nutrition

Joannah and Brian Lawson are determined to improve childhood nutrition, and to curb an alarming increase in chronic disease. The philanthropists behind the Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition spoke with Faculty of Medicine writer Carolyn Morris about what drives them to invest in this cause.
Apr 11 / 2017


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