Tag Archives: Calories

Are smart devices for healthy eating really a smart idea?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing life as we know it. Virtual assistants are becoming commonplace – playing music, turning on lights and making phone calls. (Are they listening in to your private conversations- I won’t even go into that!). There are devices that can help in monitoring what’s in your fridge so you […]

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Have you signed the petition for the Making Healthier Choices Act yet?

The Ontario government continues to ignore the health experts’ opinions on including sodium  in the Making Healthier Choices Act .  Instead, the government is proposing that only calories be posted for all standard menu items in chain restaurants.  While checking out the calories on various options is important for consumers, , leaving the sodium out […]

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Why not let consumers make informed decisions?

Why does it seem as though our governments prefer to opt for the financial health of food companies and restaurants over the physical health of its citizens? We’ve seen it happen repeatedly with the federal government in Ottawa as over and over again they have rejected the opinions of the experts on key issues such […]

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Is Health Canada leading us astray?

Last month I wrote about Savvy Diner, Toronto Public Health’s   campaign in support of restaurant menu labelling and raising awareness about the calorie and sodium content of restaurant meals.  Jason Osler, a reporter with CBC radio, interviewed me and asked some compelling questions about whether we are knowledgeable enough about what the information posted would […]

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Why not let us make informed choices?

Have you ever been mistaken about making an enlightened choice at restaurant – maybe ordering a salad with more calories and fat than a burger, a veggie-filled stirfry which makes pizza look lean or a coffee drink containing  a half day’s calories? Welcome to the world of eating out. Making informed decisions, in this day […]

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Have you been a victim of health washing?

Most people think they’re pretty savvy when it comes to making smart food choices.  Food companies and fast food chains, though,  may use bait and switch practices – getting patrons in the door with the lure of healthy eats only to offer sodium- and sugar-laden options. But even when we’re really determined to make enlightened […]

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