Partners and Collaborations

  • A worldwide network of scientists who developed the Brain to Society (BtS) approach (with funding from SSHRC, FQRSC, CIHR, NIH, and ICMR, totaling more than $3 million) and created a handbook on the BtS approach to obesity prevention, The Role of Brain and Society on Behavior (Elsevier, 2010). Available on Amazon.
  • Partnership with the Montréal and Québec public health agencies and Québec en Forme to develop a government-sponsored knowledge-to-action agenda to promote healthy lifestyles. 
  • Partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for the commission of a series of papers on global health diplomacy related to healthy eating, as well as a series of expert workshops.
  • Collaborative workshops sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Two generous grants from the Rockefeller Foundation allowed us to convene key actors from academia, the food and beverage industry, policy domains, and private donor foundations to develop a sustained collaboration for a portfolio of projects centered on Convergent Innovation in agriculture, health and wealth.
  • Project commitments from corporate leaders, including the launch of NOURISH – a complete meal with a full serving of three food groups – by Campbell’s Canada, following discussions at one of our workshops. Learn more at: