Why media need to stick to the evidence when reporting on food studies

Why media need to stick to the evidence when reporting on food studies

We need real solutions to obesity and Type 2 diabetes   Two of the most well-known American food journalists have been telling readers lately that the DASH and Mediterranean diets are not tops for our health. But hang on – the evidence tells a different story. The journalists are Gary Taubes, the author of The […]

Five things everyone should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada

Five things everyone should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada

With a federal election on the horizon, certain high level policy topics are bound to make the headlines beyond the personalities of the political leaders: the economy, energy prices, jobs prospects even climate change.

Five things every journalist 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

Over three million Canadians struggle to make ends meet — and what may surprise many is the devastating influence poor income, education and occupation can have on our health.

Blaming diabetes on poor eating habits has delayed real action

Blaming diabetes on poor eating habits has delayed real action

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.

Five things journalists need to know when covering obesity in Canada

Five things journalists need to know when covering obesity in Canada

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of Canadians living with obesity over the past few decades, and it is often cited as a risk factor for other chronic health conditions —which means obesity is frequently in the news. So, what should journalists know before covering the topic?