Labelling

In 2016, Health Canada made improvements to the food labelling for the nutrition facts table and list of ingredients. Following this publication, the industry has five years, until December 14, 2021, to comply with the new rules on the packaging of their products. To approve the changes to the labelling, Health Canada conducted various consultations,…

Overview

Food in cities Municipalities play a strategic role in the prevention of obesity and several diseases because their actions have immediate impacts on the environment and the lifestyles of their citizens. The possibilities for action are many and varied for municipalities wishing to improve food supply and access to healthy foods, limit the establishment of…

Healthy Alternatives

Sugar-sweetened beverages’ over-consumption a important consequences. It contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. For example, among children, a sugary drink per day increases the risk of being obese by 60%. Beyond obesity, abuse of liquid sugar can harm health, even among people of normal weight. That is why it is important to rethink how…

Obesity

Obesity has become such a public health issue that even the World Health Organization (WHO) has called it an epidemic.1 Due to the increase in obesity and weight problems, the WHO has defined a series of measures to help promote healthy eating and facilitate the adoption of a physically active lifestyle.2 In March 2016, a…