Tag Archives: Children’s health

The Senate of Canada is putting the health of our kids at risk

Shame on them Yes, there have been many discussions about whether the Senate of Canada is an overpaid antiquated institution or if it’s a vital part of our system of governance. But now it seems we need to add a new question to the debate: if it is not a useful institution, is it one […]

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Nutrition Month: We need to change our food environment

    While the furor over Weight Watchers offering free memberships to American teens continues, it has brought up a key issue about the growing incidence of overweight and obesity kids. Rather than having kids focus on the numbers on the scale, our food environment – one that promotes weight gain and ill health – […]

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Simply Lunch? I don’t think so

  What’s your thinking about the food industry’s efforts to help us with healthy eating? It would be wonderful to think they would aid consumers move towards a healthier diet – just voluntarily on their own. But then you might say I’m a dreamer or an optimist or maybe even a fool. The latest offerings […]

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The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents

“You’ve got such a pretty face. If only you could lose a few pounds, you’d be a knockout.” “Getting a little round, aren’t we?” “Are you really sure that you need that second serving?” Have you ever used lines like these on loved ones or those close to you in the hope of helping them […]

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Childhood obesity solutions: Has the Ontario Medical Association gone a little too far?

There’s no doubt about it:  we need solutions to tackle the ever-growing obesity epidemic in children. It’s been said many times that this generation of kids won’t outlive their parents.  While too many calories and too little exercise appear to be the culprits, current nutritional science is showing there’s much more at work here.  Today’s […]

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