Dr. Mary L’Abbé

University of Toronto

Dr. L’Abbé is a professor (formerly Earle W. McHenry professor and Chair) at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, where she leads a research group on Food and Nutrition Policy for Population Health. Dr. L’Abbé is an expert in public health nutrition, nutrition policy, and food and nutrition regulations, with a long career in in mineral nutrition research. Her research examines the nutritional quality of the Canadian food supply, food intake patterns, and consumer research on food choices related to obesity and chronic disease. Dr. L’Abbé was recently named a Member of the Order of Canada (Dec. 2018) for her contributions to the health of Canadians as a champion of nutrition.

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