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U of T Researchers Boost Quality of Canada’s Global Nutrition Programs

This year has been one to forget for most people. But for Sara Wuehler, 2020 brought one welcome change: better monitoring of Canada’s efforts to improve nutrition in low-income countries, thanks in part to researchers at the University of Toronto.
Nov 11 / 2020

Antibiotics Affect Breast Milk Microbiota in Mothers of Preterm Infants, U of T Study Shows

A team led by researchers at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children has found that mothers of preterm babies have highly individual breast milk microbiomes, and that even short courses of antibiotics have prolonged effects on the diversity and abundance of microbes in their milk.
Sep 3 / 2020

Child Nutrition and Health in a Viral Pandemic

From the earliest days of the COVID-19 crisis, Lawson Centre researchers, educators, staff and learners have pivoted to address the pandemic and its ripple effects on child nutrition training, policy and practice.
Jul 23 / 2020

Pasteurizing Breast Milk Kills SARS-CoV-2, U of T Study Shows

Researchers at the University of Toronto and Sinai Health have found that a common technique to pasteurize breast milk kills the virus that causes COVID-19, making it safe for use. The findings provide further assurance for parents and families who use human milk banks to feed their infants. 
Jul 10 / 2020

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