Bakers Journal

George Brown College hosting Ambition Nutrition Symposium

April 11, 2016
By Doug Picklyk

Toronto — The George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts in Toronto is calling on industry professionals interested in all aspects of nutrition and examining the gaps and opportunities that exist between research, education, nutrition, diet, and the culinary arts, to attend its Ambition Nutrition Symposium taking place Thursday, May 26 at its downtown campus.

The organizers’ vision for day-long event is to: “Transform the way we think about nutrition and the culinary arts translating research and theory into daily habits where we promote, create and share healthy food options with all.”

Anticipating over 300 attendees, including academic professionals, dietitians, culinary experts, and industry leaders, the symposium format will include discussions, workshops and presentations. The key note speaker is Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

Other featured speakers will include: Dr. David Ludwig of Harvard Medical School and author of Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently; Ahmed El-Sohemy, founder and Chief Science Officer of Nutrigenomix Inc. and currently Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics at the University of Toronto; Dariush Mozaffarian is Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy and his research focuses on how diet and lifestyle influence cardiometabolic health and how effective policies can reduce these burdens.


The cost for attending the symposium is $160 (including breakfast, lunch and a reception, as well as copies of Michael Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat, and Dr. Ludwig’s Always Hungry?).

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