Mulligan C, Christoforou AK, Vergeer L, Bernstein JT, L’Abbé MR. Evaluating the Canadian Packaged Food Supply Using Health Canada’s Proposed Nutrient Criteria for Restricting Food and Beverage Marketing to Children. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(4). pii: E1250. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17041250. View Online.

Franco-Arellano B, Vanderlee L, Ahmed M, Oh A, L’Abbé M. Influence of front-of-pack labelling and regulated nutrition claims on consumers’ perceptions of product healthfulness and purchase intentions: A randomized controlled trial. Appetite. 2020;149:104629. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2020. View Online.

Ahmed M, Oh A, Vanderlee L, Franco-Arellano B, Schermel A, Lou W, L’Abbé MR. A randomized controlled trial examining consumers’ perceptions and opinions on using different versions of a FoodFlip© smartphone application for delivery of nutrition information. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2020;17(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s12966-020-0923-1. View Online.

Bernstein JT, Christoforou AK, Mulligan C, L’Abbé MR. Examining the relationship between sugars contents of Canadian foods and beverages and child-appealing marketing. Can J Public Health. 2020. doi: 10.17269/s41997-019-00276-3. View Online. 

Tait CA, L’Abbé MR, Smith PM, Watson T, Kornas K, Rosella LC. Adherence to Predefined Dietary Patterns and Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes in the Canadian Adult Population. Can J Diabetes. 2020;44(2):175-183.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2019.06.002. View Online.


Labonté ME, Emrich TE, Scarborough P, Rayner M, L’Abbé MR. Traffic light labelling could prevent mortality from noncommunicable diseases in Canada: A scenario modelling study. PLoS One. 2019;14(12):e0226975. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226975. View Online. View PDF.

Vanderlee L, Goorang S, Karbasy K, Vandevijvere S, L’Abbé MR. Policies to Create Healthier Food Environments in Canada: Experts’ Evaluation and Prioritized Actions Using the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(22). pii: E4473. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224473. View Online. View PDF.

Vergeer L, Veira P, Bernstein JT, Weippert M, L’Abbé MR. The Calorie and Nutrient Density of More- Versus Less-Processed Packaged Food and Beverage Products in the Canadian Food Supply. Nutrients. 2019;11(11). pii: E2782. doi: 10.3390/nu11112782. View Online. View PDF.

Jefferson K, Semnani-Azad Z, Wong C, L’Abbé MR, Arcand J. Changing Sodium Knowledge, Attitudes and Intended Behaviours Using Web-Based Dietary Assessment Tools: A Proof-Of-Concept Study. Nutrients. 2019;11(9):E2186. doi: 10.3390/nu11092186. View Online. View PDF.

Ahmed M, Mandic I, Lou W, Goodman L, Jacobs I, L’Abbé MR. Comparison of dietary intakes of Canadian Armed Forces personnel consuming field rations in acute hot, cold, and temperate conditions with standardized infantry activities. Mil Med Res. 2019;6(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s40779-019-0216-7. View Online. View PDF.

Dunford EK, Ni Mhurchu C, Huang L, Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B, Pravst I, Tolentino-Mayo L, Reyes M, L’Abbe M, Neal BC. A comparison of the healthiness of packaged foods and beverages from 12 countries using the Health Star Rating nutrient profiling system, 2013-2018. Obes Rev. 2019. doi: 10.1111/obr.12879. View Online.

Sacks G, Vanderlee L, Robinson E, Vandevijvere S, Cameron AJ, Ni Mhurchu C, Lee A, Ng SH, Karupaiah T, Vergeer L, L’Abbé M, Swinburn B. BIA-Obesity (Business Impact Assessment-Obesity and population-level nutrition): A tool and process to assess food company policies and commitments related to obesity prevention and population nutrition at the national level. Obes Rev. 2019. doi: 10.1111/obr.12878. View Online.

Scourboutakos MJ, Orr S, Hobin E, Murphy SA, Manson H, L’Abbé MR. 2019. Assessing the early impact of menu-labeling on calories in chain restaurants in Ontario, Canada. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2019; 56(6):e195-203. View Online.

Campbell NRC, He FJ, Tan M, et al. The International Consortium for Quality Research on Dietary Sodium/Salt (TRUE) position statement on the use of 24‐hour, spot, and short duration (<24 hours) timed urine collections to assess dietary sodium intake. J Clin Hypertens. 2019. doi: 10.1111/jch.13551. View Online. View PDF.

Mandic I, Ahmed M, Rhind S, Goodman L, L’Abbe M, Jacobs I. The effects of exercise and ambient temperature on dietary intake, appetite sensation, and appetite regulating hormone concentrations. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2019;16:29. doi: 10.1186/s12986-019-0348-5. eCollection 2019. View Online. View PDF.

Arcand J, Blanco-Metzler A, Benavides Aguilar K, L’Abbe MR, Legetic B. Sodium Levels in Packaged Foods Sold in 14 Latin American and Caribbean Countries: A Food Label Analysis. Nutrients. 2019 Feb 11;11(2). pii: E369. doi: 10.3390/nu11020369. View Online. View PDF.

Franco-Arellano B, Kim MA, Vandevijvere S, Bernstein JT, Labonté MÈ, Mulligan C, L’Abbé MR. Assessment of Packaged Foods and Beverages Carrying Nutrition Marketing against Canada’s Food Guide Recommendations. Nutrients. 2019 Feb 15;11(2). pii: E411. doi: 10.3390/nu11020411. View Online. View PDF.

Vandevijvere S, Barquera S, Caceres G, Corvalan C, Karupaiah T, Kroker-Lobos MF, L’Abbé M, et al. An 11-country study to benchmark the implementation of recommended nutrition policies by national governments using the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index, 2015-2018. Obesity Reviews 2019; doi: 10.1111/obr.12819. View Online.


Labonté MÈ, Poon T, Gladanac B, Ahmed M, Franco-Arellano B, Rayner M, L’Abbé MR. Nutrient Profile Models with Applications in Government-Led Nutrition Policies Aimed at Health Promotion and Noncommunicable Disease Prevention: A Systematic Review. Adv Nutr. 2018 Nov 1;9(6):741-788. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmy045. View Online.

Vergeer L, Vanderlee L, Potvin Kent M, Mulligan C, L’Abbé MR. The effectiveness of voluntary policies and commitments in restricting unhealthy food marketing to Canadian children on food company websites. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0528. View Online. View PDF. Supplementary Material.

Poon T, Labonté ME, Mulligan C, Ahmed M, Dickinson KM, L’Abbé MR. Comparison of nutrient profiling models for assessing the nutritional quality of foods: a validation study. British Journal of Nutrition. 2018;120(5):567-582. View Online. View PDF. Supplementary Material.

Franco-Arellano B, Labonté ME, Bernstein J and L’Abbé MR. Examining the nutritional quality of Canadian packaged foods and beverages with and without nutrition claims. Nutrients. 2018;10(7): E832. View Online. View PDF.

Mulligan C, Labonté ME, Vergeer L, L’Abbé MR. Assessment of the Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative’s Uniform Nutrition Criteria for Restricting Children’s Food and Beverage Marketing in Canada. Nutrients. 2018;10(7): 803. View Online. View PDF.

Scourboutakos MJ, Murphy SA, L’Abbé MR. Association between salt substitutes/enhancers and changes in sodium levels in fast-food restaurants: a cross-sectional analysis. CMAJ Open. 2018;6(1): E118-E125. View Online. View PDF.

Nishi SK, Jessri M, L’Abbé M. Assessing the Dietary Habits of Canadians by Eating Location and Occasion: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2. Nutrients. 2018;10(6): 682. View Online. View PDF.

Raine KD, Atkey, K, Olstad DL, Ferdinands AR, Beaulieu D, Buhler S, Campbell N, Cook B, L’Abbé MR, Lederer A, Mowat D, Maharaj J, Nykiforuk C, Shelley J, Street J. Healthy food procurement and nutrition standards in public facilities: evidence synthesis and consensus policy recommendations. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. 2018;38(1). View Online. View PDF.

Bernstein J, Labonte M, Franco-Arellano B, Schermel A, L’Abbe MR. A free sugars daily value
(DV) identifies more “less healthy” prepackaged foods and beverages than a total sugars DV. Preventive Medicine 2018;109:98-105. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.12.031. View Online. View PDF.


Labonté MÈ, Poon T, Mulligan C, Bernstein JT, Franco-Arellano B, L’Abbé MR. Comparison of global nutrient profiling systems for restricting the commercial marketing of foods and beverages of low nutritional quality to children in Canada. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Oct 25. pii: ajcn161356. View Online. View PDF.

Franco-Arellano B, Bernstein JT, Norsen S, Schermel A and L’Abbé MR. Assessing nutrition and other claims on food labels: A repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian food supply. BMC Nutrition. 2017;3: 74. View Online. View PDF.

Hobin E, Bollinger B, Sacco J, Liebman E, Vanderlee L, Zuo F, Rosella L, L’Abbe MR, Manson H, Hammond D. Consumers’ Response to an On-Shelf Nutrition Labelling System in Supermarkets: Evidence to Inform Policy and Practice. The Milbank Quarterly 2017; 95(3):494-534. doi: 10.1111/1468-0009.12277. View Online. View PDF.

Blanco-Metzler A, Moreira Claro R, Heredia-Blonval K, Caravaca Rodríguez I, Montero-Campos M, Legetic B and L’Abbe MR. Baseline and Estimated Trends of Sodium Availability and Food Sources in the Costa Rican Population during 2004–2005 and 2012–2013. Nutrients 2017;9(9):1020. doi: 10.3390/nu9091020. View Online. View PDF.

Vanderlee L and L’Abbe M. Commentary – Food for thought on Food Environments. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada 2017;37(9). doi: 10.24095/hpcdp.37.9.01. View Online. View PDF.

Bernstein JT, Lou W, L’Abbe MR. Examining the relationship between free sugar and calorie contents in Canadian prepacked foods and beverages. Foods 2017;6(9). pii: E75. doi: 10.3390/foods6090075. View Online. View PDF.

Bernstein JT, Franco-Arellano B, Schermel A, Labonté, M, L’Abbé MR. Healthfulness and nutritional composition of Canadian prepackaged foods with and without sugar claims. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 2017;42(11):1217-1224. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0169. View Online. View PDF.

Jessri M, Ng AP, L’Abbé MR. Adapting the Healthy Eating Index 2010 for the Canadian Population: Evidence from the Canadian National Nutrition Survey. Nutrients 2017;9(8):E910. doi: 10.3390/nu9080910. View Online. View PDF. Supplementary Tables.

Nilson EAF, Spaniol AM, Gonçalves VSS, Moura I, Silva SA, L’Abbé M, Jaime PC. Sodium Reduction in Processed Foods in Brazil: Analysis of Food Categories and Voluntary Targets from 2011 to 2017. Nutrients 2017;9(7):742. doi:10.3390/nu9070742. View Online. View PDF.

Nilson EAF, Spaniol AM, Gonçalves VSS, Oliveira ML, Campbell N, L’Abbé M, Jaime PC. The Impact of Voluntary Targets on the Sodium Content of Processed Foods in Brazil, 2011-2013. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2017. doi: 10.1111/jch.13044. View Online. View PDF.

Chan JYM, Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR. Unregulated serving sizes on the Canadian nutrition facts table – an invitation for manufacturer manipulations. BMC Public Health 2017;17(1):418. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4362-0. View Online. View PDF.

Scourboutakos MJ, Franco-Arellano B, Murphy SA, Noorhosseini S, Comelli EM & L’Abbé MR. Mismatch between probiotic benefits in trials versus food products. Nutrients 2017;9(4):E400. doi: 10.3390/nu9040400. View Online. View PDF. Correction.

Scourboutakos MJ, Mah CL, Murphy SA, Mazza FN, Barrett N, McFadden B & L’Abbé MR. Testing a beverage and fruit/vegetable education initiative in a University Dining Hall. J Nutr Educ Behav 2017;49(6):457-465. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.02.003. View Online. Listen to Podcast. View PDF.

Ahmed M, Mandic I, Lou W, Goodman L, Jacobs I and L’Abbe M. Validation of a tablet application for assessing dietary intakes compared with the measured food intake/food waste method in military personnel consuming rations. Nutrients 2017;9(3):200. doi:10.3390/nu9030200. View Online. View PDF.

Emrich TE, Qi Y, Lou WY and L’Abbe MR. Traffic-light labels could reduce population intakes of calories, total fat, saturated fat, and sodium. PLOS ONE 2017; 12 (2): e0171188. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171188. View Online. View PDF.

Jessri M, Wolfinger RD, Lou W, L’Abbé MR. Identification of dietary patterns associated with obesity in a nationally-representative survey of Canadian adults: application of a priori, hybrid and simplified dietary pattern techniques. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2017;105(3):669-684. View Online. View PDF.


Bernstein JT, Schermel A, Mills CM, L’Abbé MR. Total and free sugar content of Canadian prepackaged foods and beverages. Nutrients 2016;8(9):E582. View Online. View PDF.

Jessri M, Lou W, L’Abbe MR. 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is associated with a more nutrient-dense diet and lower risk of obesity. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2016; 104(5). View Online. View PDF.

Labonté M, Kirkpatrick SI, Bell RC, Boucher BA, Csizmadi I, Koushik A, L’Abbé MR, Massarelli I, Robson PJ, Rondeau I, Shatenstein B, Subar AF, Lamarche B. Dietary assessment is a critical element of health research – Perspective from the Partnership for Advancing Nutritional and Dietary Assessment in Canada. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2016;20:1-4. View Online. View PDF. Supplementary Material.

Semnani-Azad Z, Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR. Kids’ Meals from Chain Restaurants are Exceedingly High in Calories, Fats, and Sodium: A Cross-sectional Study. BMC Nutrition 2016: 2:16. doi:10.1186/s40795-016-0056-8. View Online. View PDF.

Jessri M, Nishi SK, L’Abbe MR. Assessing the nutritional quality of diets of Canadian children and adolescents using the 2014 Health Canada Surveillance Tool Tier System. BMC Public Health 2016;16(1):381. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3038-5. View Online. View PDF.

Bernstein JT, L’Abbe MR. Added sugars on nutrition labels: a way to support population health in Canada. CMAJ 2016. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151081. [Epub ahead of print]. View Online. View PDF.

Arcand J, Jefferson K, Schermel A, Shah F, Trang S, Kutlesa D, Lou W, L’Abbe MR. Examination of food industry progress in reducing the sodium content of packaged foods in Canada: 2010 to 2013. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2016;41(6):684-90. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0617. View Online. View PDF. Supplementary Material.

Jessri M, Lou WY, L’Abbé MR. Evaluation of different methods to handle misreporting in obesity research: evidence from the Canadian national nutrition survey. Br J Nutri 2016;115(1):147-59. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515004237. View Online. View PDF. Supplementary Material.

Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe MR. Added Sugars in Kids’ Meals from Chain Restaurants. Prevent Med Rep 2016; 3:391-393.  View online. View PDF.


Labonté ME, Ahmed M, Rayner M, L’Abbe MR. Systematic review of nutrient profile models developed for nutrition-related policies and regulations aimed at noncommunicable disease prevention. PROSPERO #CRD42015024750. 2015. View Online. View PDF.

Jessri M, Nishi SK, L’Abbe MR. Assessing the Nutritional Quality of Diets of Canadian Adults Using the 2014 Health Canada Surveillance Tool Tier System. Nutrients 2015;7(12):10447-68. doi: 10.3390/nu7125543. View Online. View PDF. Supplementary Material.

Emrich TE, Qi Y, Cohen JE, Lou WY, L’Abbe MR. Front-of-pack symbols are not a reliable indicator of products with healthier nutrient profiles. Appetite 2015; 84(1): 148-153. View Online. View PDF.

Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B, for the International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases (NCDs) Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS). Pilot test of the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) to increase government actions for creating healthy food environments. BMJ Open 2015 Jan 9;5(1):e006194. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006194. PMID: 25575874. View Online. View PDF.

Campbell N, L’Abbe MR, McHenry EW. 2015. Too much focus on low-quality science? CMAJ 2015; 187(2):131-2. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.115-0005. PMID: 25646375 Erratum in: CMAJ 2015; 187(6):439. View Online. View PDF.

Campbell N, Legowski B, Legetic B, Nilson E, L’Abbé M. Inaugural maximum values for sodium in processed food products in the Americas. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2015 Aug;17(8):611-3 PMID: 25903047. View Online. View PDF.

Poelman MP, Eyles H, Dunford E, Schermel A, L’Abbe MR, Neal B, Seidell JC, Steenhuis IH, Ni Mhurchu C. Package size and manufacturer-recommended serving size of sweet beverages: a cross-sectional study across four high-income countries. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Jul; 7:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26148431. View Online. View PDF. Supplementary Materials.


Mendoza JE, Schram GA, Arcand J, Henson S, L’Abbe MR. Assessment of consumers’ level of engagement in following recommendations for lowering sodium intake. Appetite 2014; 73:51–57. View Online. View PDF.

Arcand J, Abdulaziz K, Bennett C, L’Abbe MR, Manuel DG. Developing a web-based dietary sodium screening tool for personalized assessment and feedback. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2014;39(3):413-4. View Online. View PDF.

Emrich TE, Qi Y, Mendoza JE, Lou W, Cohen JE, L’Abbé MR. Consumer perceptions of the Nutrition Facts table and Front-of-Pack nutrition rating systems. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2014 Apr; 39(4):417-24. View Online. View PDF.

Shakur Y, Lou WW, L’Abbé MR 2014. Examining the effects of increased vitamin D fortification on dietary inadequacy in Canada. Can J Public Health 2014;105(2):e127-e132. PMID: 4886848 View Online. View PDF. Supplementary Material.

Wong CL, Mendoza J, Henson SJ, Qi Y, Lou W, L’Abbé MR. Consumer attitudes and understanding of cholesterol-lowering claims on food: Randomized mock-package experiments with plant sterol and oat fibre claims.  Eur J Clin Nutr 2014; 68(8):946-52. View Online. View PDF.

Campbell N, Legowski B, Legetic B, Ferrante D, Nilson E, Campbell C, L’Abbé M. Targets and timelines for reducing salt in processed food in the Americas. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014;16(9):619-23. Epub 2014 Jul 31. View Online. View PDF.

Fitzpatrick L, Arcand J, L’Abbe MR, Deng M, Duhaney T, Campbell NRC. Accuracy of Canadian Food Labels for Sodium Content of Food. Nutrients 2014; 6(8):3326-35. View Online. View PDF.

Tobe SW, Stone JA, Walker KM, Anderson T, Bhattacharyya O, Cheng AYY, Gregoire J, Gubitz G, L’Abbé MR, Lau DCW, Leiter LA, Oh P, Padwal R, Poirier L, Selby P, Tremblay M, Ward RA, Hua D and Liu PP, for the Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized Guideline Endeavour (C-CHANGE) Collaborative. Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines. Can Med Assoc J. 2014;186(17):1299-305. View abstract.

Lee GJ, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Lebovic G, Chen Y, L’Abbe MR, Maguire JL. Non-cow’s milk consumption and Vitamin D levels in early childhood. Can Med Assoc J 2014; 186(17):1287-93. View abstract.

Scourboutakos MJ, Corey PN, Mendoza J, Henson SJ, L’Abbé MR. Restaurant menu-labelling: Is it worth adding sodium to the label? Can J Public Health 2014; 105(5): e354-61.  PMID: 25365270. View abstract. View PDF. Supplementary Material.

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbe MR. Changes in sodium levels in chain restaurant foods in Canada (2010-2013): a longitudinal study. Can Med Assoc J Open 2014 Oct 1;2(4):E343-51. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20140028. PMID: 25553327. View abstract. View PDF.

Niebylski ML, Lu T, Campbell NR, Arcand J, Schermel A, Hua D, Yeates KE, Tobe SW, Twohig PA, L’Abbé MR, Liu PP. Healthy food procurement policies and their impact. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Mar 3;11(3):2608-27. PMID: 24595213. View abstract. View PDF.

Arcand J, Au JTC, Schermel A, L’Abbe MR. A comprehensive analysis of sodium levels in the Canadian packaged food supply. Am J Prev Med 2014;46(6):633–642. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.01.012. PMID: 24842740. View abstract. View Full Text.

Schermel A, Mendoza J, Henson S, Dukeshire S, Pasut L, Emrich TE, Lou W, Qi Y, L’Abbé MR. Canadians’ perceptions of food, diet, and health – a national survey. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 23;9(1):e86000. doi: 10. PMID: 24465832. View abstract.


Bertinato J, Simpson JR, Sherrard L, Taylor J, Plouffe LJ, Van Dyke D, Geleynse M, Dam YY, Murphy P, Knee C, Vresk L, Holland N, Quach H, Mack DR, Cooper M, L’Abbé MR, Hayward S. Zinc Supplementation Does Not Alter Sensitive Biomarkers of Copper Status in Healthy Boys. J Nutr 2013;143(3):284-289. doi:10.3945/jn.112.171306. View abstract.

Arcand J, L’Abbe M, Newton G. Hospital Salt — Reply.  Response to Morton Satin’s (Salt Institute) letter regarding study “Evaluation of sodium levels in hospital patient menus”, JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar 11;173(5):391-2. View reply.

Arcand J, Mendoza J, Qi Y, Henson S, Lou W, L’Abbe MR. Results of a National Survey Examining Canadians’ Concern, Actions, Barriers, and Support for Dietary Sodium Reduction Interventions. Can J Cardiol 2013; 29(5):628-31. View abstract.

Wong CL, Arcand J, Qi Y, Lou W, Mendoza J, Henson S, L’Abbé MR.  Consumer Attitudes and understanding of low sodium claims on food: An analysis of healthy and hypertensive individuals.  Am J Clin Nutr 2013; 97(6):1288-98. View abstract. View PDF.

Food Monitoring Group: Dunford E, Webster J, Metzler AB, Czernichow S, Ni Mhurchu C, Wolmarans P, Snowdon W, L’Abbe M, Li N, Maulik PK, Barquera S, Schoj V, Allemandi L, Samman N, de Menezes EW, Hassell T, Ortiz J, Salazar de Ariza J, Rahman AR, de Núñez L, Garcia MR, van Rossum C, Westenbrink S, Thiam LM, MacGregor G, Neal B; Food Monitoring Group. Progress with a global branded food composition database. Food Chem 2013; 140(3):451-7. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.10.065. View abstract.

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR. Sodium Levels in Canadian Fast-food and Sit-down Restaurants. Can J Public Health 2013; 104(1):e2-e8. View abstract. View PDF.

Gallo S, Comeau K, Vanstone C, Agellon S, Sharma A, Jones G, L’Abbé M, Khamessan A, Rodd C, Weiler H. Effect of different dosages of oral vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D status in healthy, breastfed infants: a randomized trial. JAMA 2013; 309(17):1785-92. View abstract.

Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe MR. Restaurant Meals: Almost a Full Day’s Worth of Calories, Fats, and Sodium.  JAMA Intern Med 2013; 173(14):1373-4. View abstract. View PDF.

Schermel A, Emrich TE, Arcand J, Wong CL, L’Abbé MR. Nutrition marketing on processed food packages in Canada: 2010 Food Label Information Program. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2013; 38(6):666-72. View abstract. View PDF.

Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Kraak V, Sacks G, Snowdon W, Hawkes C, Barquera S, Friel S, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Rayner M, Sanders D, Walker C, INFORMAS. Monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments: a proposed Government Healthy Food Environment Policy Index. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1), 24-37. View abstract. View PDF.

Brinsden H, Lobstein T, Landon J, Kraak V, Sacks G, Kumanyika S, Swinburn B, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, L’abbé M, Lee A, Ma J, Macmullen J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Rayner M, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Vandevijvere S, Walker C, INFORMAS. Monitoring policy and actions on food environments: rationale and outline of the INFORMAS policy engagement and communication strategies. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1), 13-23. View abstract. View PDF.

Kelly B, King L, Baur L, Rayner M, Lobstein T, Monteiro C, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Ma J, Neal B, Sacks G, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Walker C, INFORMAS. Monitoring food and nonalcoholic beverage promotions to children. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1), 59-69. View abstract. View PDF.

Lee A, Mhurchu CN, Sacks G, Swinburn B, Snowdon W, Vandevijvere S, Hawkes C, L’abbé M, Rayner M, Sanders D, Barquera S, Friel S, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Walker C, INFORMAS. Monitoring the price and affordability of foods and diets globally. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1), 82-95. View abstract. View PDF.

Neal B, Sacks G, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Dunford E, Snowdon W, Webster J, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Rayner M, Sanders D, Walker C, INFORMAS. Monitoring the levels of important nutrients in the food supply. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1): 49-58. View abstract. View PDF.

Friel S, Hattersley L, Snowdon W, Thow AM, Lobstein T, Sanders D, Barquera S, Mohan S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbe M, Lee A, Ma J, Macmullan J, Monteiro C, Neal B, Rayner M, Sacks G, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Walker C, INFORMAS. Monitoring the impacts of trade agreements on food environments. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1): 120-134. View abstract. View PDF.

Sacks G, Swinburn B, Kraak V, Downs S, Walker C, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’Abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Rayner M, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Vandevijvere S, INFORMAS. A proposed approach to monitor private-sector policies and practices related to food environments, obesity and non-communicable disease prevention. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1), 38-48. View abstract. View PDF.

L’Abbé M, Schermel A, Minaker L, Kelly B, Lee A, Vandevijvere S, Twohig P, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kumanyika S, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Rayner M, Sacks G, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Swinburn B, Walker C, INFORMAS. Monitoring foods and beverages provided and sold in public sector settings. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1), 96-107. View abstract. View PDF. Supplementary Material.

Rayner M, Wood A, Lawrence M, Mhurchu CN, Albert J, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L’abbé M, Lee A, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Sacks G, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Walker C, INFORMAS. Monitoring the health related labelling of foods and non-alcoholic beverages in retail settings. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1), 70-81. View abstract. View PDF.

Swinburn B, Sacks G, Vandevijvere S, Kumanyika S, Lobstein T, Neal B, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, L’abbé M, Lee A, Ma J, Macmullan J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Rayner M, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Walker C. INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support): overview and key principles. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14(S1): 1-12. View abstract. View PDF.


Arcand J, Steckham K, Tzianetas R, L’Abbé MR, Newton GE. Evaluation of sodium levels in hospital patient menus. Arch Intern Med 2012;172(16):1261-62. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2368. View abstract. View PDF.

Dunford E et al, for The Food Monitoring Group. International collaborative project to compare and track the nutritional composition of fast foods. BMC Public Health 2012;12:559. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-559. View abstract.

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR. Restaurant menus: calories, caloric density, and serving size. Am J Prevent Med 2012;43(3):249-255. View abstract.

Emrich TE, Mendoza J, L’Abbé MR. Effectiveness of front-of-pack nutrition symbols: A Pilot Study with Consumers.  Can J Diet Pract Res 2012;73:200-203 (DOI: 10.3148/73.4.2012.200). View abstract.

Krenosky S, L’Abbé M, Lee N, Underhill L, Vigneault M, Godefroy S, Ratnayake N. Risk Assessment of Exposure to Trans Fat in Canada. Int Food Risk Anal J 2012;2:1-15. View PDF.

Emrich TE, Arcand J, L’Abbé MR. Front-of-pack nutrition labelling systems: a missed opportunity? Can J Public Health 2012; 103(4):e260-2. View abstract. View PDF.