Food labelling FAILURE: why the new Canadian food labels miss the mark!

Food labelling FAILURE: why the new Canadian food labels miss the mark!

Yes, changes are being made… and I will admit that there are a few good changes that have been made. However, there is one noteworthy change (or lack thereof) that is a major setback to Canadians hoping to achieve better health and battle our national obesity epidemic. And this decision was not based on feedback from Canadians, dietitians or stakeholders… it was undoubtedly championed by food industry lobbyists.

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The low-down on high-sugar - PART II

The low-down on high-sugar - PART II

Hi there folks!

I had lots of great responses from the first blog on sugar guidelines that I decided to follow-up with a sequel. Usually sequels never end up being as great as their predecessors ... but fingers crossed, I can make a sequel just as good as Matt Damon can :) 

Now that we know what kids should (or should not!) be consuming with regards to added sugar, let’s talk about how we can practically make these guidelines work for you and your kids. Because let's face it, sugar is everywhere and it will take some concerted effort to try to keep sugar on the "down-low".

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The low-down on high-sugar

The low-down on high-sugar

Just between you and me, I have been pretty excited about writing this post for a while because I ‘geekishly’ get really excited when new dietary guidelines are released, especially for children.

I know, pretty pathetic eh?

So with no further ado, let’s dive into the American Heart Association’s (AHA) new guidelines for added sugar intake in children. (1)

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