Poor eating behaviours may put preschoolers at risk for later health problems


How kids eat their food may turn out to be just as important as what they eat, according to a new study out of St. Michael’s Hospital. The study, led by Dr. Nav Persaud, a family physician, found… Read More

Vitamin D reduces risk of hypertension: study


Increasing intake of vitamin D could help decrease risk for hypertension, according to the world’s largest study examining causal association between the two. “Our study strongly suggests that some cases of cardiovascular disease could be prevented through vitamin… Read More

Regulation of Food Ads to Kids


Who defines what is considered a “healthy food”? How much salt, sugar and fat is allowed in food products marketed to children during Saturday morning cartoons? There are two main regulatory bodies in Canada that have an effect… Read More

Junk Food Marketing to Kids TEDtalks


Author and activist Anna Lappe takes on the billion-dollar business of marketing junk food, soda, and fast food to children and teens. With diet-related related illnesses alarmingly on the rise, pervasive marketing of junk food to kids is… Read More

Healthy Choice? Think Again.


Food Company’s idea of ‘healthy’: Kraft Dinner with sweetened applesauce and Juice There is not a trip to the grocery store that doesn’t result in one of my daughter’s picking up and asking me to buy some unhealthy… Read More

Bill C-460 Struck Down: A Big Loss for Canadian Health

The chamber of the House of Commons is shown during Question Period Wednesday March 27, 2013 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadians now face and seem to accept worse health, more disability and higher health costs on Canada Health Day. It is ironic that in advance of Canada Health Day (May 12th) – a day to honor and celebrate… Read More

Restrictions Needed on Marketing to Children: Health Experts


85% of Canadian parents want government to place limits on advertising unhealthy foods and beverages to children Experts call for restrictions on marketing to children OTTAWA, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ – More than 20 national and provincial health and scientific… Read More

Hypertension on the Hill


(PHOTO: Jana Chytilova/CNW) Hypertension Canada held a blood pressure clinic on Parliament Hill today. Chicoutimi Member of Parliament Dany Morin had his blood pressure checked by Francine Poirier of Hypertension Canada to ensure his numbers were in a… Read More

A Beetroot a Day Keeps Hypertension at Bay?


Following your five-a-day rule? Have you included beetroot? It appears beetroot may help lower blood pressure. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry showed that eating healthy amounts of nitrate-rich vegetables… Read More

Country GDP & child well-being not linked


A new report from UNICEF suggests the well-being of children living in Canada is lower than those growing up in many other wealthy countries. Canada ranks 17th of 29 countries in an overall ranking of child well-being, compiled… Read More

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