Entries by mmgranger

New Senate bill takes aim at junk food ads directed at kids

CTV News A proposed amendment to Canada’s Food and Drugs Act would ban the advertising and sales of junk food and sugary drinks to children under the age of 13. “Legislation will protect kids, support parents as they teach their children healthy habits, and ensure all companies have to play by the same rules. We urge the government to move quickly […]

Follow Quebec’s lead in stemming rising obesity rates: Senate report

iPolitics A new Senate committee report warns the country is losing the fight against climbing obesity rates. The Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology released its report Tuesday, called Obesity in Canada: a whole of society approach for a healthier Canada, which called on the government to launch a national campaign to combat obesity, […]