Health and environmental groups join forces to tackle unhealthy diets

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Food Secure Canada and Dr. Norman Campbell, HSF/CIHR Chair of Hypertension Prevention and Control, have teamed up to produce a Food and Nutrition Fact Sheet for policy-makers calling for action on the leading risk Canadians’ health and well-being –… Read More

Opinion: Menu Labelling

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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

An Unsung Hypertension Hero retires

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a tribute by Dr. Norman Campbell On April 8th 2015, Lianne Vardy retires from the Public Health Agency of Canada.   For those not aware, Lianne Vardy was a Director in charge of non-communicable disease with the hypertension… Read More

Canadian foods saltier than U.S. equivalents

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Five years after initial survey, little has changed   Health conscious consumers know that they should avoid Burger King’s Bacon Double Cheeseburger, which is the saltiest version of itself in the world. But what about a 6” Subway… Read More

Hypertension Advisory Committee supports “From Red to Green. From Stop to Go.”

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November 12, 2014 The undersigned organizations of the Hypertension Advisory Committee express their support of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s (CFPC) report, From Red to Green. From Stop to Go, which outlines several nationally and internationally… Read More

It’s time to deal with junk food says UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover


The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Anand Grover, on Wednesday blamed ‘junk food’ for the global obesity epidemic and urged the international community to deal with the alarming increase in deaths from diet-related diseases. Presenting… Read More

2014 CHEP Hypertension Treatment Guidelines


The Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) is central to Hypertension Canada, the leading hypertension organization in the country. CHEP is known as the most credible source for evidence-based chronic disease management recommendations  with annual updates, a well-validated review process… Read More

National Child Day (Nov 20th)


Today is Canada’s national “Child Day”, held November 20th each year as enacted in Bill C-371. Otherwise known as the  Child Day Act as of 1993 the day commemorates the United Nations adoption of  The United Nations Declaration on the Rights… Read More

Cdn dieticians help parents


If you’re a parent, or a caregiver to children, chances are you have occasional nagging questions about whether your young charges are getting the proper nutrition they need. A new online tool can help you get a sense… Read More

Wanted! ON Parents input for Healthy Kids Policy


Ontario is consulting with parents, the health sector and the food and restaurant industry. Parents! Here’s your chance to have your say. Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care committed to aggressively taking on the challenge of reducing childhood… Read More

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