Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony

September 5, 2019


Her Excellency presented the Member insignia of the Order of Canada to Dr. Mary L’Abbé.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested 1 Companion, 5 Officers and 31 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on September 5, 2019.


Once again, a big congratulations to Dr. L’Abbe on this well-deserved recognition!

Dr. Mary R. L’Abbé Appointed to Order of Canada

January 7, 2019


Dr. Mary L ‘Abbe has been named a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette announced 103 new appointments in late December. Mary received the prestigious honour for her contributions to the health of Canadians as a champion of nutrition. The L’Abbe Lab is very proud and congratulate Mary on this well-deserved recognition!


Read more about this in the following articles published by the University of Toronto and Carleton University:

Alumnus Mary L’Abbé Appointed to Order of Canada

U of T faculty, alumni and supporters named to Order of Canada

L’Abbe Lab Alumni Receives National Award

July 15, 2017


Dr. L’Abbe nominated Dr. JoAnne Arcand, previous PDF in the L’Abbe Lab, for the prestigious CIHR-CNS New Investigator Award. Photo of Drs. LAbbe and Arcand at the award ceremony.  Dr. Arcand is now an Assistant Professor at UOIT.

New Study: Not All Probiotic Yogurts Are Created Equal

April 19, 2017


A recent study from the L’Abbe Lab revealed that not all probiotic yogurts are created equal. We wanted to know what health benefits consumers can get from the probiotic food products in the market. Click on the link to see what we found:

Probiotic Product Summary Chart



Experimental Biology 2016

Come see what our lab has been up to this year at the EB conference in San Diego!

Saturday April 2nd, 2016

ASN Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion

Marie-Eve Labonté – Are Foods of Higher Nutritional Quality More Expensive Than Their Less Healthy Counterparts? An Analysis of Canadian Packaged Foods (Program Number: 131.7).

Mahsa Jessri – Adherence to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and Risk of Healthy and Unhealthy Obesity among Canadian Adults (Program Number: 131.3).

Sunday April 3rd, 2016

Oral Session: Nutrition Translation: Nutrition and Food Science for Public Policy, Practice and the Consumer

Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 30C

Mahsa Jessri @ 8:30 AM (Program #131.3)

Marie-Eve Labonté @ 9:30 AM (Program #131.7)


Poster Session

Location: San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-D

Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Mary Scourboutakos – Does Installing “Healthy Eating Information” in a University Dining Hall Change Students’ Food and Beverage Choices? (Program Number: 674.22, Poster Board Number: D105)

Wednesday April 6th, 2016

Poster Session
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Mavra Ahmed – Dietary Intakes of Canadian Armed Forces Field Rations Compared to the Dietary Reference Intakes (Poster Board Number/Program Number: LB380)


First Meeting of the PAHO Technical Advisory Group

March 18, 2016


Earlier this month, Dr. Mary L’Abbe chaired the first meeting of the Technical Advisory Group for 2016-2019 on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Population-wide Dietary Salt/Sodium Reduction, held at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Headquarters, Washington, DC. The group is advisory to the Director of PAHO and responds to priority interventions directly related to lowering population levels of blood pressure and subsequently influencing the levels of mortality due to stroke and the group of cardiovascular diseases.


Click here to read more.



October 20, 2015


We have recently launched OneSweetApp, Canada’s ONLY nutrition app that identifies both total and free sugar* amounts for packaged foods. Scan barcodes or search the database and see the free sugar hiding in your food. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Submit new products and help us grow the database that gives you the information you’re not getting from the Nutrition Facts table. Download it in the iTunes App Store.


* What is free sugar? *
Think of added sugar, but with all the other stuff you didn’t know you were supposed to be worried about: juices, concentrates, honey and all syrups. The stuff that’s now in 74% of our packaged foods.