• Microwave Dinner

    Bold tax measures beget impressive results

    In Hungary, men consume more sodium in a day than nearly anywhere else in Europe, with an average of 17.5 grams (g) of salt each. Most Europeans consume about 10 g daily, and the World Health Organization recommends… Read More

  • Healthy Picnic

    Too Timid to Lead?

    Canada can still get ahead of the global curve on diet-related diseases. In much the same way as we have called for in Canada, Consumers International and World Obesity Federation are calling on the international community to develop… Read More

  • Cigarettes and Salt

    U.S. policy makers focused on tobacco, but moving forward on sodium

    It is encouraging that Stephen Osroff, acting United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) Commissioner, sees great  utility in sodium reduction. Excess dietary sodium is a leading cause of hypertension, or high blood pressure, which is second only… Read More

Welcome to Hypertension Talk

Hypertension, a condition which affects 7.4 million Canadians, increases the risk for non-communicable disease (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes.  Together, NCDs are the leading causes of death in Canada.

Dietary risk constitutes that largest preventable risk factor for all premature death, death, and disability in Canada.   It is responsible for an estimated 805 of hypertension.

Interventions to improve Canadians’ diets needs to be a priority for all sectors and organizations whose mandate involves the health of Canadians.   Developing and implementing policies that improve the way unhealthy food is produced, marketing and sold is needed to improve Canadian’s diets, reduce diet-related risk factors and diseases.

This site is dedicated to the promotion, advocacy and advancement of effective policies to successfully address unhealthy diet.

Microwave Dinner

Bold tax measures beget impressive results

In Hungary, men consume more sodium in a day than nearly anywhere else in Europe, with an average of 17.5 grams (g) of salt each. Most Europeans consume about 10 g daily, and the World Health Organization recommends… Read More

Learn More
Healthy Picnic

Too Timid to Lead?

Canada can still get ahead of the global curve on diet-related diseases. In much the same way as we have called for in Canada, Consumers International and World Obesity Federation are calling on the international community to develop… Read More

Learn More
Cigarettes and Salt

U.S. policy makers focused on tobacco, but moving forward on sodium

It is encouraging that Stephen Osroff, acting United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) Commissioner, sees great  utility in sodium reduction. Excess dietary sodium is a leading cause of hypertension, or high blood pressure, which is second only… Read More

Learn More
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