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Twenty health policy experts from across Canada, the US and the UK gathered together to build consensus on how governments should act to protect and promote the health of Canadian children, with a focus on preventing obesity.
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Appearing before the Standing Committe on Health, the Weight Coalition proposes concrete actions to Members of Parliament to modify soft and energy drink consumption habits.
The following is the brief and summary of recommendations presented by the Weight Coalition during its appearance before the Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons on issues surrounding soft and energy drinks.
Thursday, February 2nd the Weight Coalition will propose concrete actions to limit health impacts of soft and energy drink consumption during its appearance before the Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons.
In this brief, presented to the Minister of Finance of Quebec during the pre-budget consultations, the Weight Coalition recommends that government implements a tax on soft and energy drinks, of which the revenues could be invested in the access and improvement of school meals.
The OECD confirms, in a report published yesterday, the effectiveness of obesity prevention measures presented in Canada by members of the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention.
In light of the findings of a report released yesterday about the Canadian Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, the Weight Coalition mentions that self-regulation is not sufficient to protect children against aggressive food marketing that targets them.
A recent survey conducted commission by the Quebec Coalition on Weight-Related Problems shows that Canadians of all provinces are highly supportive of intervention by governments in a fight against the obesity epidemic.