Opinion: Menu Labelling

Menu labels

Gov’t Committee MPPs Vote to Require Calories on Chain Restaurant Menus by January 1, 2017, Dismiss Expert and Public Calls for Sodium Disclosure Bill Jeffery, LLB, National Coordinator of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest made this… Read More

Misleading food labels: had enough?!


As a health sciences university student, it is easy to understand the reasons why foods high in sodium, fat and sugar increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Fat, and sugar, which is stored as fat when not used,… Read More

Eye Candy for kids? Marketing to children policy in focus


You might say that eliminating junk food marketing to kids is like taking away the eye “candy”… but does that mean they’ll eat healthier foods? If only it were that easy : grosso motto, that’s only part of… Read More

Social inequalities in sodium consumption?


GUEST BLOG: LINDSAY MCLAREN Dr. Lindsay McLaren looks at the links between sodium and social inequalities: It is well-documented that many populations worldwide consume too much sodium in their diet. Among Canadian adults, for example, over 85% of… Read More

The Next Big Idea for Ontario Health Care: Prevention

Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough

GUEST BLOG: ROSANA PELLIZZARI In December, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews announced that Ontario health was offering up to $75,000 to Ontario’s 19 health-care centres for the next big idea that would save the system money while delivering quality… Read More

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