A new gift from the Raymond Chang Foundation is evolving nutritional medical education at U of T
Most of us have a reasonable understanding that the foods we eat can impact our health. Yet, consistently choosing the foods that can maximize our wellbeing can feel more difficult than ever as we’re bombarded on a near daily basis by often-conflicting advice about our diets.
And it isn’t just patients who are confused — health care professionals also often struggle to cut through the noise and provide their patients with scientifically informed, practical nutrition advice.
Practitioners’ need for clear, up-to-date nutrition information is being freshly addressed through new career-spanning physician education programming led by the Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine.
A new chair position, recently established following a $1-million gift from the Raymond Chang Foundation, stands at the heart of this vision.