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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.

Cigarettes and Salt

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

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Salt and Puberty

New Link Found between Sodium Consumption and Reproductive Health

Excess consumption of sodium is known the increase the risk of certain adverse health events such as heart attacks. New evidence points to negative effects on reproductive health as well. A researcher in the United States has found… Read More

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Eat Well Plate

New Healthy Eating Tools: Eat Well Plate and My Food Guide app

Health Canada has launched two new healthy eating tools for Canadians. Eat Well Plate The Eat Well Plate helps you follow Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide when planning and serving meals. The Plate shows food group proportions… Read More

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