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April 27, 2010

Zlotkin receives prestigious award

One of Canada’s leading nutrition researchers and a long-time staff member at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has been awarded the 2010 Distinguished Nutrition Leadership Award by the Danone Institute. Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, Division Head and Medical Director of the Nutrition Support Program, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and a Senior Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences received the award for his contribution to the field of nutrition within Canada.

The award is given annually to someone who has devoted his or her career to improving nutrition behaviour through the advancement and application of knowledge, novel treatment and prevention strategies or development of nutrition communication aimed at increasing public and professional awareness of the effect of nutrition on health.

Zlotkin received his medical training at McMaster University and McGill University and obtained a PhD in Nutrition at the University of Toronto. He has worked as a clinician-nutritionist and research scientist at SickKids since 1980. He is currently a Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. As well as being a consultant on nutritional issues to federal and provincial governments, he is a past Chairman of the Nutrition Committee of the Canadian Paediatric Society and past Chair of the Research Ethics Board of the Research Institute at SickKids.

He has active research in Canada (supported by Health Canada and the Centers for Disease Control), Ghana (supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research), Mongolia (supported by World Vision and the HJ Heinz Foundation) and China (supported by the HJ Heinz Foundation). He recently received the HJ Heinz Humanitarian Award for his international efforts related to micronutrient deficiencies.