Obesity in Canada: Report by the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The newly released results of an intensive study by the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology suggest that rates of obesity (as well as obesity-linked chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke) are dramatically rising in Canada.  The committee is calling for a National Campaign to Combat Obesity including a complete revision of Canada’s food guide to better reflect scientific evidence, a ban on advertising food and drink to children, a possible tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, a review of nutrition food labelling to make it easier to understand, and a plan for making healthy food more affordable.

News Release:  Urgent Action Needed to Fight Rising Obesity Rates in Canada Says Ground-Breaking Senate Report