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Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition

The Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition connects scholars, health practitioners, patients and knowledge resources to improve the nutrition of children, in Canada and around the world.

We are a network of researchers and educators affiliated with the University of Toronto, working toward better lifelong health through reduced child overweight, obesity, malnutrition and chronic disease.

Aug 16, 2022
The latest national data from researchers at the University of Toronto show that food insecurity in Canada has remained largely unchanged over the last three years, with stark differences among the provinces.
May 2, 2022
A study of nearly 9,000 children has found those who eat a vegetarian diet had similar measures of growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat.
Apr 22, 2022
When Mavra Ahmed first heard about a new postdoctoral leadership position with Feeding Kids, Nourishing Minds — a University of Toronto study of school food programs in Canada — she thought the role sounded like a great fit. A year and a half later, Ahmed says that first impression was right.

Acting Director's Message

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As we move through summer after another academic year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a good time to reflect on achievements at the Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition — and beyond. First, I want to recognize the extraordinary contributions Brian Lawson has made to the University of Toronto’s Governing Council.