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Call for public comments on scoping of reviews and updating of WHO guidelines on the intake of carbohydrates, polyunsaturated fatty acids and non-sugar sweeteners

The WHO Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD), through the work of the Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG) Subgroup on Diet and Health, is updating the population nutrient intake goals for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) established in 1989 by the WHO Study Group on Diet, Nutrition and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases and later updated by the 2002 Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Oct 18 / 2016

Doctors' Notes: Watch out for “free” sugar in foods

Source: The Star   Too much sugar is a bad thing — but figuring out how much you’re consuming is more of a challenge than it should be.                          
Oct 10 / 2016

USDA Announces New Open Data Partnership for Public Health

United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack officially launched the USDA Branded Food Products Database, a free online resource for families, the food industry and researchers containing nutrition details on more than 80,000 name brand prepared and packaged foods available at restaurants and grocery stores. The announcement was made at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Summit.
Sep 16 / 2016

Health Canada released its Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework and Action Plan (RTOF) Annual Report

On July 27, 2016, Health Canada released its Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework and Action Plan (RTOF) Annual Report, which reports on accomplishments achieved in 2015-16 under the RTOF. Health Canada values your comments. You can comment by sending an email to transparency_transparence@hc-sc.gc.ca. Please find the Report here 
Aug 4 / 2016
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