Nutrient Profile Model aims to help restrict Food Marketing to Children

Kids blank slate

WHO Europe has just launched a nutrient profile model tool intended to support Member States when developing and implementing policies to restrict food marketing to children.   Nutrient profiling is “the science of classifying or ranking foods according… Read More

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

From Red to Green - From Stop to Go

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

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

Feds omit the salt in health campaign


The federal government launched a healthy eating campaign this spring. But as John Geddes revealed in a Maclean’s scoop on July 9th, the government chose to bury its own research on the benefits of discouraging excessive sodium consumption…. 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

(VIDEO) Sodium Reduction: Opportunities and Challenges in Canada


Canada is falling short on reducing dietary sodium: this video interview explores the opportunities and challenges in Canada when it comes to sodium reduction, with Canada’s hypertension chair, Dr. Norm Campbell. Tara Duhaney: Hi Dr. Campbell, world salt… Read More

7 Myths About Bill C-460, a National Sodium Reduction Strategy


Photo: Dr. Norm Campbell introduces Dr. Andrew Pipe of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute at a Sodium Reception in Ottawa. There is some concern that bill C-460, calling for national sodium reduction strategy, is problematic. In this blog, I will… 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

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