Tag Archives: Health Canada

Is the food industry still calling the shots in formulating healthy eating regulations?

I really did think we were going to see a change in nutrition policy from this government. How could I have been so naïve? I should have known better considering Health Canada first proposed having an Added Sugars line in the new nutrition facts label but then dropped it, even though Canadians said they definitely […]

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Plant-forward eating is hot

Even chefs are now onboard Plant-forward eating, the movement towards fewer ingredients of animal origin, is gaining a lot of traction these days. Some are calling it flexitarian but it is essentially including more plant-based foods and fewer animal ones in everyday eating patterns. This differs from plant-based which is about the ingredients themselves.  Eating […]

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Since when did sugar cereals become back-to-school essentials?

Ask Kellogg Canada and Loblaw how they came up with this It’s back to school time and a time to get into healthy routines. So why do we see promotions such as this current one offered by Real Canadian Superstore, a division of Loblaw Canada, and Kellogg Canada? Spend $200 and you get a “Back […]

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Restricting food marketing to kids: doesn’t Health Canada know what’s healthy and what’s not?

Kudos to Health Canada for their continuing efforts to restrict the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to our children. But it seems there is some confusion on the part of Health Canada about what is considered to be healthy  . Back in 2015, the government committed to restricting the marketing of unhealthy foods to […]

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Have your say on proposed front-of-package labelling in Canada

  Ultra-processed foods– those which contain a host of ingredients you normally cannot find in your kitchen and are often packed with excess sodium, sugar and unhealthy fats – are just too commonplace these days. But steering clear of them is a key strategy for healthy eating. The latest research on more than 100,000 subjects, […]

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Check out these cereal packages showing what’s really in the box

“Mommy, Mommy- I have good news! Trix is part of a balanced breakfast! “. I remember these words like it was yesterday but, in fact, it was many years ago when my older daughter excitedly ran into the kitchen to inform me of this newly discovered information. She had been watching cartoons and saw a […]

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What are the warnings about young kids and plant-based milk all about?

“Hello Rosie, I’m wondering what your thoughts are regarding this news article “Plant-based milks shouldn’t be main beverage for young children, health experts say. Pediatricians, dietitians say well-intentioned parents may be ‘withholding important nutrients”.  My friend and I have been discussing it and she’s questioning why we need cows milk at all, and is also […]

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Why your low-fat cheese tastes nasty: Ottawa protects farmers, not consumers

Below is an oped I wrote which was published on October 31, 1017 in the National Post (Financial Post section) newspaper. It deals with the unacceptable regulations concerning the making of lower fat cheeses. But first, a few thoughts on Health Canada and the new food guide: There is something truly ground breaking about Health […]

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