Harvey Anderson, Professor

Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto

Dr. G. Harvey Anderson is Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He holds a BSc and MSc from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Alberta and PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois and completed postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Director of the NSERC University-Industry Program in Food Safety, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs (PFSNRA) and past-Director of the Child Centre for Nutrition, Health and Development. He has served the University as Associate Dean School of Graduate Studies; Dean and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine; Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences; and as an elected member of the Governing Council. Dr. Anderson’s advocacy for university, industry and government partnerships in developing food and nutrition solutions is shown by his leadership in the formation of the University of Toronto’s PFSNRA and as Chair of the Board of the International Life Sciences Institute, Washington, D.C. Dr. Anderson has held academic appointments at many Chinese universities where he led the development of an academic program in clinical and public health nutrition at Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou. His research, supported by peer-reviewed grants since 1970 has elucidated mechanisms explaining the effects of food and components on metabolism, food intake, obesity and diabetes, nutritional support in clinical settings and maternal programming of chronic disease has led to over 400 publications and the training of more than 120 M.Sc. and Ph.D. student, postdoctoral fellows and research associates.

Protein Quality of the Canadian Food Supply: Aligning Dietary Recommendations with Canadians Eating Patterns.

Health Canada's new Food Guide (2019) recommends Canadians eat more plant-based foods. This symposium aims to meet the following learning objectives. 1) To understand the contribution of animal and plant proteins in the Canadian diet; 2) To identify at-risk groups for inadequate intake of quantity and quality of protein. 3) To identify knowledge gaps in developing and promoting plant-protein-rich foods Chair: G Harvey Anderson, University of Toronto 12:15 - Opening remarks/housekeeping 12:20 - Program Rationale and Objective 12:25 - Animal and plant protein consumption by Canadians. Hrvoje Fabek and G. Harvey Anderson We will report intakes of protein quantity and quality from the CCHS 2015, and show the decline in both quantity and quality of in diet records as consumers reporting higher plant protein based diets. 12:40 - Animal-based and plant-based protein-rich foods and protein requirements: a complex conundrum. Wayne Campbell, Purdue University Dr. Campbell will emphasize the need for balance or protein sources in diets and their role in meeting the quantity and quality of protein requirements. He has published considerable recent data on this topic. 1:10 - Are protein quality assessments and labels needed to guide consumers? James House, University of Manitoba Dr. House will raise issues around protein quality assessment that apply to humans and comment if they are of value for consumer guidance.