Child Health Protection Act Just the Start of Healthier Food Environments for Kids

Professor Mary L'Abbé authored a column for the Toronto Star on Bill S-228, new federal legislation that will limit food and beverage marketing to Canadian children under the age of 13.  Read Prof. L'Abbé's piece here .
Jul 16 / 2018

Women with Food Insecurity Less Likely to Breastfeed: U of T Study

Professor Valerie Tarasuk Researchers from the University of Toronto have shown that women who struggle to afford food are less able to sustain breastfeeding than those who are food-secure — even though women in both groups start the practice at about the same rate.
Mar 19 / 2018

Global Survey Finds High Levels of Salt in Canadian Bread

Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair Mary L'Abbe, by Margaret Mulligan
Mar 15 / 2018

Health Canada Launches Consultations on Restricting Marketing to Children and on the Revision of Canada's Food Guide

On October 24, 2016, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, launched the Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada. One of the intended outcomes of the Healthy Eating Strategy is to help make the healthier food choice the easier choice. In order to help achieve this, Health Canada is currently working on a number of initiatives including:
Jun 10 / 2017
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