Does this headline say what you need to decide whether to read the article?

Does this headline say what you need to decide whether to read the article?

Of course not, in the same way nutrition labeling on the back of food packages doesn’t communicate what we need to know before buying food*   Supermarkets are crowded with around 40,000 products, yet most shoppers spend fewer than 10 seconds selecting an item. That’s certainly not enough time to review current Canadian nutrition labels, […]

Don’t dismiss Healthy Eating Strategy

Don’t dismiss Healthy Eating Strategy

Proposed new Food Guide and Nutrition Labeling policies are crucial steps in helping Canadians towards better health The long process of updating Canada’s Food Guide and reforms to nutrition labeling will soon become a reality. Collectively called Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, the proposals by Health Canada have been open to public consultation — and, unfortunately, industry lobbying. […]

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 […]

In the fight for kids’ attention, parents don’t stand a chance

In the fight for kids’ attention, parents don’t stand a chance

A Sugar Tax is Not the Answer

A Sugar Tax is Not the Answer

As high obesity rates continue to be a health concern for Canadians, there is growing interest in introducing a sugar sweetened beverage tax.

A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is not the answer

A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is not the answer

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.

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

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.