Call to Action! Health Canada’s M2K Consultation

The deadline for Health Canada’s online consultation on Restricting Marketing to Children is fast approaching: Monday, August 14, 2017. We urge you to participate in this exceptional opportunity.

You have the option to participate as an individual or on behalf of your organization, as the Consultation process allows for both. This is a critical chance, for all Canadians who care about children’s health – to help shape Canada’s new landmark legislation and accompanying regulations to restrict unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children.

The development of new laws governing food and beverage marketing to children is part of the federal Healthy Eating Strategy, which also involves enhancing front-of-pack nutrition labels and modernizing Canada’s Food Guide. This is an exciting and unprecedented time for nutrition policy in Canada!

The Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition welcomes and embraces the announcement that Health Canada is consulting the public on important issues around children’s health and nutrition. Please, help us create the strongest and most comprehensive policies possible to protect children and public health from the harmful effects of unhealthy food and beverage marketing. Access Health Canada’s M2K consultation here: http://healthyeatingconsultations.ca/marketing-to-kids

This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create lasting change that will affect Canadians’ health for years to come. Thank you for adding your voice!

Resources:

Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition – Who We Are
Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition – Our Policy Recommendations
Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition – Rationale for the Difference between the Ottawa Principles and the amended Senate Bill (S-228)
Stop Marketing to Kids – Video Library
Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition – Coalition in the News

 

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