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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.

Great news for Heart Month from Minister of Health, Jane Philpott

The government of Canada is embarking on a range of activities to encourage Canadian children to choose healthier habits. Last Fall, Jane Philpott, the Minister of Health, announced a new healthy eating strategy. In addition, Canada’s Food Guide… Read More

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What you get isn’t always what you see: The petition for trustworthy food labels

Have you ever picked up a food item, turned it around to look at the nutrition label, and wondered what exactly the breakdown of percentages really meant? For those who aren’t nutritionists or health care professionals, the distinction… Read More

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DASH Diet Wins Best Overall Diet

For many, the new year means making healthy eating resolutions. Adopting a quick-fix diet is tempting for those with a busy life, but it doesn’t usually last very long. For those who are interested in changing their eating… Read More

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