Entries by Ashley Hughes

The Dangers of Marketing to Kids Makes Waves on Parliament Hill

Our children and youth are bombarded with ads for unhealthy foods and beverages all day, every day. These ads are influencing their food and beverage choices, and having a devastating effect on their health. This Valentine’s Day, we met with more than 60 Members of Parliament and Senators to discuss the dangers of marketing to […]

Children don’t need a daily diet of junk-food ads

March 7, 2017 The Globe and Mail Andre Picard Young people today spend a lot of time staring at screens – immersed in video games, websites, social media, even old-fashioned TV – and during that time they are often bombarded with advertising, almost all of it for junk food. On TV shows aimed at kids, […]

Take the Fight Out of Food

Support Parents to Raise Healthy, Happy and Mindful Eaters As a registered dietitian and mom of three, my hope is to raise healthy, happy and mindful eaters, and to help nurture their relationships with food in a positive way. I want my kids to be able to strike a healthy balance between nutrition, and pleasure […]

Coca-Cola Knows Santa Sells

Growing up on the Canadian Prairies, I’ve always found December magical —blankets of powdery white snow, clear starry skies, and glittering layers of frost. To many children’s delight, it’s also filled with snow angels, twinkling lights, and excited anticipation for the arrival of Santa Claus. Santa Claus is a legendary icon for Canadian children. His […]