The Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto brings academics together with public and community health experts as well as provincial, national, and global resources to address the nutrition of children in Canada and around the world. This session will share new research on child nutrition and knowledge exchange and translation activities emerging from the Centre. The presentation will also examine promising practices to enhance provincial public health partnerships as well as promote solutions-oriented engagement to address needs and challenges in child nutrition.
Attendees will be able to:
• Identify strategic priorities and promising practices that aim to address needs and challenges in childhood nutrition
• Highlight needs and opportunities for solutions-oriented engagement to address child nutrition needs
• Discuss key considerations for enhancing provincial public health partnerships to promote, protect, and support healthy diets for all children
Presenter: Daniel Sellen
Daniel Sellen is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Global Health, Director of the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, and a Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. His core interests lie in understanding how the evolved feeding and care needs of human infants and young children can be met in today’s rapidly changing world. His theoretical work explores the relevance of human ecology, evolutionary biology and medical anthropology to global public health efforts to optimize young child feeding and care practices. He currently leads or contributes to several international health research partnerships that aim to support and strengthen nutrition and care of infants, young children, and vulnerable caregivers.
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