Months have passed, but Professor Valerie Tarasuk is still frustrated. Tarasuk learned this summer that Ontario did not collect information on food insecurity in 2015 and 2016, creating a major gap in the data her research group PROOF uses to study links among income, public policies, nutrition and health in households across Canada.
Dec 19 / 2017
University of Toronto nutritional scientists are leading a study with national experts calling on the Canadian government to outlaw junk food marketing to children, impose stricter limits on unhealthy nutrients added to foods, and impose a “sugary drink tax.”
Dec 14 / 2017
A new culinary medicine event is bringing nutrition into U of T's medical school curriculum. Now in its second year, the half-day workshop provides students with hands-on training in how to buy and prepare healthy food cost-effectively, with a focus on practical tips they can pass on to patients.
Nov 2 / 2017
Health care practitioners and students will learn about the gut microbiome and its role in health and disease at a University of Toronto symposium on November 29, 2017. The ‘Food as Medicine’ event will highlight recent research on the microbiome, with a focus on nutrition and caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Oct 5 / 2017
“To stem Canada’s epidemic of chronic disease, we must shift our focus from treatment to prevention.”
Dr. Mary L’Abbé,
Department of Nutritional Sciences’
Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair