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This fact sheet outlines the impacts of the shift from a traditional diet, consisting of a wide variety of highly nutritious foods harvested and gathered from the land and water, to a nontraditional diet based on commercially processed and packaged foods that are low in nutritional value.
This presents a few possible courses of action for municipalities wishing to improve the food environment of children by limiting the presence of fast-food restaurants near schools, with the objective of promoting public health and well-being through sound land-use planning and an appropriate spatial distribution of commercial uses.
This report outlines the feedback provided by those who participated in the Health Canada on-line consultation in the summer of 2017 that aimed to seek feedback on Health Canada’s proposed approach to restricting the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children.
This report by Health Canada describes current sodium intakes of Canadians in light of the recent voluntary sodium reductions in processed foods using the most recent national dietary survey, the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition (2015 CCHS).
This report was commissioned to develop a Nutrient Profile Model for the Pan American Health Organization to be used as a tool in the design and implementation of various regulatory strategies related to the prevention and control of obesity/overweight.
This infographic describes why front-of-package (FOP) labelling can help Canadians make healthier and more informed food choices, particularly on sugars, sodium and saturated fat.
This report summarizes the progress made by food manufacturers from 2012-2016 to meet voluntary sodium (salt) reduction targets in processed foods in Canada. For most food categories, manufacturers did not do enough to reduce the sodium levels in the foods that they sell to Canadians.
This report provides an overview of the rationale, method, limitations and results of a survey to better understand the purchasing behaviours and opinions of Grey Bruce Public Health Region recreation space users and identify barriers and opportunities to increasing the availability of healthy choices.
This City of Hamilton’s Healthy Food and Beverage Policy aims to support employee and community health by providing food service offerings that: provide a variety of nutritious foods and beverages consistent with the Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide; are prepared with little or no added fat, sugar, salt; are free of industrial processed trans fats; and promote a safe and sustainable food system.
This report commissioned by Heart & Stroke, reveals high levels of ultra-processed food consumption in Canada, especially in children. It describes different types of food processing using the ANOVA food classification system, and assesses the relationship between types of processing and the quality of diets in Canada, using data from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey - Nutrition.

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