Plugging Data Gaps: Food and Global Child Health

Half of all adolescents in some low-income countries are stunted from malnutrition, estimates suggest. At the same time, school-age kids in many of these countries face a growing problem of excess body weight. How do the conditions that influence food choices in these countries affect the health of older children? We don’t know.
Jun 12 / 2018

Donor Breast Milk May Curb Obesity, Student Explains in Three Minutes

Meghan McGee (photo by Jason Krygier-Baum) One of the biggest presentations of Meghan McGee's career so far was also the shortest. 
Apr 18 / 2018

Women with Food Insecurity Less Likely to Breastfeed: U of T Study

Researchers from the University of Toronto have shown that women who struggle to afford food are less able to sustain breastfeeding than those who are food-secure — even though women in both groups start the practice at about the same rate.
Mar 19 / 2018

Global Survey Finds High Levels of Salt in Canadian Bread

A survey by World Action on Salt and Health and University of Toronto Professor Mary L’Abbé's lab has found that 73 per cent of Canadian breads exceeded Health Canada’s 2016 targets for sodium, and almost a quarter were above recommended maximum levels. The survey looked at more than 2,000 breads from 32 countries and regions, including 500 products from Canada. 
Mar 15 / 2018


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Dr. Mary L’Abbé,
Department of Nutritional Sciences’
Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair

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