Tag Archive for: sugar
How Senate can work across party lines to stop the marketing of junk food to children
Simple way to inoculate teens against junk food advertising
Labeling added sugars content on packaged foods and beverages could lower heart disease/diabetes risk and cut healthcare costs
American Heart Association
Majority of supermarket foods targeted to Canadian kids aren’t healthy, UCalgary research finds
UNICEF Canada supports call for federal Commissioner for Children and Youth
UNICEF Canada references the debate around marketing to children in a recent press release. Read press release 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 Bill S-228. This is good business planning and our children and our families are counting on it”.
Science-based Food Policies: What Works, What Doesn’t
A drug to prevent 1 in 5 deaths? It’s called ‘food’
A study published this week in The Lancet determined that 11 million deaths in 2017 were associated with the failure to take advantage of this simple health intervention.
“We found that improvement of diet could potentially prevent one in every five deaths globally,” the authors wrote. More than half of diet-related deaths and many diet-related disabilities were attributed to three factors: too much salt, too few whole grains and not enough fruits. Read full article here…