Entries by Miranda McLellan-Granger

How Senate can work across party lines to stop the marketing of junk food to children

The Province A great article by Dr. Tom Warshawski (Chair, Childhood Obesity Foundation) and Yves Savoie (CEO, Heart and Stroke) highlighting the bipartisan journey of Bill S-228, Senate’s delay and what’s at stake. (originally published in the Hill Times on 16 April 2019). Excerpt: “The Senate has the choice of either protecting the health of […]

Labeling added sugars content on packaged foods and beverages could lower heart disease/diabetes risk and cut healthcare costs

American Heart Association A label showing added sugars content on all packaged foods and sugary drinks could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits in the United States over the next 20 years, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Read here…

IT’S TIME TO BRING FOOD MARKETING BILL TO A VOTE IN THE SENATE: SENATOR DEAN

Senate of Canada [reprint] Great Oped by Senator Dean. “If Canada’s Senate is to be recognized as a modern and important part of our legislative process, it must work efficiently. This means devoting time to providing constructive improvements to important legislation while passing promptly those bills that have already gone through due process, such as […]