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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.

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US Restaurant Diners Give Low Sodium Meals Higher Flavor Score

PRESS RELEASE via http://www.healthydiningfinder.com New research led by Healthy Dining and funded by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reveals that restaurant consumers accept, and in most cases even prefer,… Read More

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US Consensus Statement on Sodium

The Health Department and the American Heart Association have brought together 34 of the world’s leading scientists to affirm the benefits of reducing population sodium intake to reduce heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death… Read More

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Norm Campbell to receive CAFA distinguished Academic Award

Dr. Norman Campbell has been chosen to receive the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) Distinguished Academic Award for 2014. A Professor of Medicine, Community Health Sciences and Physiology and Pharmacology and a member of the Libin Cardiovascular… Read More

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