Why do Canada’s children lag so far behind?

Why do Canada’s children lag so far behind?

Society doesn’t fully appreciate how crucially important those first years are, and how important that parent-child relationship is. It’s not just quality time, it’s quantity of quality time. Children need caregivers who are there, who are not preoccupied by work.

Many Canadians struggle to put food on the table

Many Canadians struggle to put food on the table

For many Canadians, food plays a central role in the holiday festivities. But for those experiencing food insecurity, a bountiful feast will not be in the cards this year. Over 4 million Canadians, including 1.15 million children experience some level of food insecurity.

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

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

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

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

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.

Canada needs to rethink approach to early childhood development

Canada needs to rethink approach to early childhood development

Norway, Sweden and Germany have significantly more generous parental leave policies than Canada. In these countries, parents on leave receive 85% to 90% of their annual salaries compared to Canada’s 50%