Posters, Obesity

A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is not the answer A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is not the answer
By Natalie Riediger

A ‘pop tax’ for sugar-sweetened beverages sounds like a good idea, but evidence around similar taxes indicate they would not be effective for reducing consumption, particularly amongst the lowest socio-economic groups.

A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is not the answer A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is not the answer
By Natalie Riediger

A ‘pop tax’ for sugar-sweetened beverages sounds like a good idea, but evidence around similar taxes indicate they would not be effective for reducing consumption, particularly amongst the lowest socio-economic groups.

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity Five things every Canadian should know about obesity
By Carolyn Shimmin

Promising government regulatory approaches to curb obesity include:
– discouraging higher calorie consumption by enforcing serving sizes
– banning food and beverage ads targeting children
– zoning laws prohibiting fast food sales near schools
– regulating nutrition claims packaging
– tax credits for fitness activities
– more affordable recreational activities
– better walking paths

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity Five things every Canadian should know about obesity
By Carolyn Shimmin

Some social and environmental risk factors for obesity include:
– promotion and availability of high calorie food
– limited access to health food
– lack of time for meal preparation
– barriers to physical activity

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity Five things every Canadian should know about obesity
By Carolyn Shimmin

Obesity is not simply the result of individuals making bad decisions but is strongly influenced by the social and commercial environments that put some at higher risk for certain behaviours.

MillarPosterjunkfoodSept09.13 It’s time for government action on obesity
By Dr. John Millar

Governments should by regulation limit the marketing and sales of junk food and beverages, particularly to children.

MillarPosterAug21.13 It’s time for government action on obesity
By Dr. John Millar

When the food and beverage industry makes large profits, leaving taxpayers to pick up the costs of providing healthcare for the victims of obesity-related disease. This is a failure of the market mechanism. It is governments’ role to take corrective measures.


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