Dr. L’Abbé is a Professor and former Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of
Toronto and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre on Nutrition Policy for NCD Prevention. Her
research examines the nutritional quality of the food supply, nutrient profiling methods, front of
pack labelling, dietary intake patterns and costs, and consumer research related to obesity and
NCDs. She has served on numerous expert committees for the WHO, PAHO, Dietary Reference
Intakes, Health Canada and others. Professor L’Abbé has authored over 330 publications and is a
member of the Order of Canada and Fellow of CNS-SCN, the ASN and the International Union
of Nutritional Sciences. She has received numerous national and international awards for her
research and nutrition leadership.