Carolyn Shimmin

Shimmin_Carolyn_HIGH RESCarolyn Shimmin is a Knowledge Translation Coordinator with EvidenceNetwork.ca and the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Commentaries by Carolyn Shimmin:

Many Canadians struggle to put food on the table
Five things everyone should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada
Five things every journalist should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada
Five things every Canadian should know about obesity
Five things Journalists need to know when covering obesity in Canada

Backgrounders by Carolyn Shimmin:

Backgrounder: The impact of poverty on health

Posters by Carolyn Shimmin:

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

“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.”

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Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

“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”

Read the commentary: Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

“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”

Read the commentary: Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

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