High Blood Pressure in Kids has Adult Implications

WSAW Poster 2015_cropped for blog

World Salt Awareness Week will take place from March 16-22, 2015. This welcome message from the Chairman of World Action on Salt and Health explains why this year’s campaign focuses on an unexpected audience: children.  

Savvy Diner: Don’t you want to know what’s in your lunch?

If you like dining out, but also living healthily, wouldn’t you like to know about the sodium and calorie levels in your restaurant food? After all, with the average restaurant meal containing 1.5 times the recommended daily dose… Read More

Before Eating Church Food

This spring, the Association of Black Cardiologists produced a video, Before You Eat the Church Food, targeting the African-American community—who have high rates of cardiovascular disease relative to the U.S. population in general. As delicious as soul food may… Read More

Sodium labelling confusing: study


According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, sodium-related claims on food labels are leaving consumers confused. While sodium claims have the potential to facilitate lower sodium food choices, consumers do not seem to… 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

(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

MP Libby Davies presents Bill C-460 to Parliament


Libby Davies presented her private members bill to the House of Commons. Watch her presentation of the bill in video format or read the transcript below: Libby Davies, MP Vancouver East, British Columbia Mr. Speaker, I am very… Read More

NYC Mayor Bloomberg reports positive sodium reduction strategy results


Since 2001 New Yorkers’ life expectancy increased by 3 years says New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. That’s mostly because of changes he’s made to the way New Yorkers live: including salt reduction initiatives. Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor… Read More

Reality Check: Your last 10 years


Will baby boomers dreams for later life come true? Maybe not, says the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Without lifestyle changes now, many baby boomers face a decade of heart disease, stroke, sickness and disability in their… Read More

Coke’s Coming Together ad: translated


(Video: 2 minutes 07 seconds) In it’s ad called “Coming Together” to address obesity released on January 14th, Coca Cola says “Across our portfolio of more than 650 beverages, we now offer over 180 low and no-calorie choices,”… Read More

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