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Homegrown Health

Globe and Mail

At Etobicoke’s Thistletown Collegiate, students learn about healthy eating by growing and cooking their own food.

The most frequent legislative proposals that aim to do this – limits on junk food advertisements aimed at children and taxes on sugar or soda – are consistently blocked by both a libertarian objection to government intervention and the highly financed lobbying wings of the advertising and sugar industries.

While these two approaches seek to forbid negative behaviour, teaching kids about food helps them make healthier eating choices. If sugar taxes and advertising bans are the stick, then the carrot is teaching children to cook. Read full article