Tag Archives: nutrition

Saskatchewan doctors now checking the fiscal health of patients

Pamela Cowan, Regina Leader-Post

Backgrounder: Improving nutritional information on food labels to help consumers make healthier choices
By Melanie Meloche-Holubowski

Data indicate several problems related to the dietary habits of Canadians; Canadians are over-consuming snacks, fats and foods not belonging to the basic food groups.

Most Canadians don't understand food nutition labels Most Canadians don’t understand food nutrition labels
By John Millar and Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski

As January comes to an end, those who vowed to eat better in 2015 have probably already given up. Not very surprising, considering that most people grossly underestimate the amount of calories they consume, and underestimate their fat, salt and sugar consumption, even after consulting nutrition labels.

Rethinking diabetes Blaming diabetes on poor eating habits has delayed real action
By Jan Hux

Journalist H.L. Mencken wrote that “for every complex problem there is a solution that is clear, simple and wrong.” That observation aptly describes a prevailing attitude toward type 2 diabetes, which characterizes diabetes as a problem that could clearly be fixed if people would simply move more and eat less.

Rethinking diabetes Repenser le diabète
Par Jan Hux

Le journaliste H.L. Mencken a écrit qu’à tout problème complexe il y a une solution simple, mais mauvaise. Cette réflexion décrit bien l’attitude prédominante à l’égard du diabète de type 2, à savoir qu’on pourrait facilement endiguer le problème si les gens se décidaient enfin à bouger davantage et à manger moins.

Eat Mediterranean Eat Mediterranean, with James McCormack (8.45 min)
By James McCormack

Doctors at St. Mike’s launch project to address root causes of poor health

Sara Mojtehedzadeh.
The Toronto Star

Combien de portions de fruits et de légumes devrions nous manger tous les jours? Combien de portions de fruits et de légumes devrions nous manger tous les jours?
Par James McCormack

Bon nombre d’organisations ont concocté des recommandations concernant le nombre de fruits et de légumes que nous devrions consommer quotidiennement.

Combien de portions de fruits et de légumes devrions nous manger tous les jours? Just how many servings of fruits and vegetables should we eat a day?
By James McCormack

Many organizations cook up recommendations for the number of fruit and vegetable servings you should eat every day. Well known examples include Canada’s Food Guide which says you need roughly 7-10 servings, the American Heart Association which recommends 8-10 and the Harvard School of Public Health suggests somewhere between five and 13 servings of fruit and vegetables.

Co-op to remove 100m teaspoons of sugar with own brand squash range

Rebecca Smithers.
The Guardian

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