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This report proposes a range of recommendations for governments aimed at reversing the rising trend of children aged under 5 years becoming overweight and obese.
The purpose of this US-based webinar is to 1) gain an understanding of how beverage policies can increase access to drinking water and decrease consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, 2) identify policies and standards that can be implemented in communities that fullfill PSE (Policy, Systems and Environmental) strategies in water consumption, and 3) provide resources for existing policy/standards for varying PSE initiatives.
In this position paper, Dietitians of Canada recommends that an excise tax of at least 10-20% be applied to sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Canada given the negative impact of these products on the health of the population and the viability of taxation as a means to reduce consumption.
This US-based document provides guidance for program managers, policy makers, and others seeking to identify strategies to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB)consumption.
This UK-based report provides evidence on the future trends of overweight and obesity over the next 20 years, alongside the benefits to society that reducing weight can have on avoiding chronic diseases and costs to the health care system and wider society.
This US-based infographic highlights ways that governments and other players in the food system can support healthy food preferences, and shows the interconnectedness of the food environment.
This report summarizes the proceedings, discussion and outcomes of the Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling Stakeholder Engagement Meeting, held in Ottawa on September 18, 2017. This is part of an initiative of the Healthy Eating Strategy.
This evidence summary outlines research which sought to investigate a connection between an Ontario adult’s level of food insecurity and use of publically-funded healthcare services for Ontario.
This resource outlines the nine elements essential to a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment, suggested actions to achieve the essential elements, and includes the Nutrition Standards for Workplaces © to assess foods and beverages offered or sold in the workplace.
This US-based research review provides an overview of changes to obesity-prevention policies and guidance that have occurred over the past 5 years and a review of the impact that these interventions have had in the early care and education setting on promoting a healthy diet, adequate physical activity, and reduced screen time. In Canada, please refer to Canada's Food Guide and to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for recommendations for the early years, children and youth.

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