The Weight Coalition’s Actions

Environmental measures put forward by the Weight Coalition and endorsed by its partners:

Healthy eating

  • Strict enforcement of the regulations onadvertising to children >>
  • Ban on food advertising to children in shopsthrough displays, stalls targeting youth or across-promotion using toys or items attracting to them >>
  • Food policies, including withdrawal of sugar-sweetened beverages, in facilities, places and public events >>
  • Strict enforcement of food policies in elementary and secondary schools, health and social services facilities, as well as child care services >> (available only in French)
  • Policy governing food supply in drugstores >>
  • Development of food and culinary skills in schools to promote the cooking expertise and the pleasure of healthy eating >> (available only in French)
  • Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages dedicated to supporting preventive actions >>
  • Ban the promotion of unlimited sugary drinks’ consumption or self-serve fountains in restaurants >>
  • Warning label on sugar-sweetened beverages with regard to the health effects of their consumption >>
  • Ban of self-managed “healthy” logos on packagings by the industry >>
  • Control of food marketing associated with sports >> (available only in French)
  • Increase number of community gardens, urban agriculture areas, public markets and local shops with healthy food supply >>

Physically active lifestive

  • Mandatory minimum time for physical and health education in preschool, elementary and secondary schools >> (available only in French)
  • Strict application of the physically active lifestyle component of the policy framework Pour un virage santé à l’école >> (available only in French)
  • Secure urban designs to be active and walk or bike all year >> (available only in French)
  • Reducing the volume of automobile traffic and speed in neighborhoods >> (available only in French)
  • Increase number of parks, green spaces, bike paths and pedestrian networks
  • Improving the quality and accessibility of public transport services

Do you agree with these positions and would you like to get involved? The support of partners, be it organizational or individual, is essential for the Weight Coalition.

Help promote health and make environments more conducive to healthy lifestyles by becoming a partner of the Weight Coalition. It’s simple and free!