Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, courtesy of SickKids Centre for Global Child Health



Childhood nutrition is essential for human health. Poor nutrition in early years can lead to or compound numerous debilitating conditions. And yet, too many children are eating unhealthy foods, and too many families are left confused about nutrition or unable to access a wholesome diet. 

Research at the Lawson Centre provides the evidence and focus we need to improve child nutrition, in Canada and around the world.

Research Themes

Science in the Lawson Centre spans many academic fields to address specific problems in child nutrition.


Centre researchers draw on diverse expertise and resources to study nutrition in early child development, chronic disease and health.

Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research

Professor Elena Comelli is discovering new links between the gut, good health and chronic disease.

Public Policy and Child Nutrition Collaborative Grants

Our scientists are exploring relationships between food policy and nutrition, at home and abroad.

Research Integrity

See how we work with industry, government and other collaborators.
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