Knowledge for Medical Students, Health Professionals and Research Trainees
Poor diet plays a role in one in five deaths globally. That finding comes from the 2017 Global Burden of Disease Study, the largest effort ever to measure life expectancy, and causes and risk factors for death and disease. Nutrition education is essential for solving this global health crisis.
At the same time, opportunities to limit disease and improve health through nutrition are better than ever, and a growing number of practitioners are turning to food as a front-line medicine.
Professors and staff in the Lawson Centre are updating nutrition and lifestyle content in the MD Program at the University of Toronto, creating professional development material for established practitioners, and training graduate students in basic, translational and implementation sciences.
Bringing nutrition education into the medical school curriculum to improve patient care.
Annual research lectures on the microbiome, for scientists and research trainees.
Annual full day symposium for healthcare professionals to address the knowledge-gap in the role nutrition in patient care.