The diet shell game

Stick to the evidence when reporting on – and endorsing – food studies. We need real solutions to obesity and Type 2 diabetes, not sales jobs

The diet shell game
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Stick to the evidence when reporting on – and endorsing – food studies. We need real solutions to obesity and Type 2 diabetes, not book sales

Study: more fats, less carbohydrates, equal a balanced diet

Nutritionists have been telling us for years to load up on the low-fat products. Turns out that may have been a bad idea

Study: more fats, less carbohydrates, equal a balanced diet
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Nutritionists have been telling us for years to load up on the low-fat products. Turns out that may have been a bad idea

In the fight for kids’ attention, parents don’t stand a chance

Study shows Canadian kids see more than 25 million online food and beverage ads a year – mostly for junk food. It's time for that to end

In the fight for kids’ attention, parents don’t stand a chance
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Study shows Canadian kids see more than 25 million online food and beverage ads a year – mostly for junk food. It’s time for that to end

Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our children

The formative years with our children only come once. When we make them the highest priorities in our lives, we give them the message that they’re worthwhile

Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our children
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The formative years with our children only come once. When we make them the highest priorities in our lives, we give them the message that they’re worthwhile

The importance of unstructured recess

By organizing activities at recess, or replacing recess with more classroom studies, educators are doing a horrible disservice to children

The importance of unstructured recess
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DI MUCCIO: By organizing activities at recess, or replacing recess with more classroom studies, educators are doing a horrible disservice to children

Health Canada may be biting off more than it can chew

Health Canada recently announced that it will completely overhaul its food labelling regulations – and replace its iconic food guide

Health Canada may be biting off more than it can chew
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CHARLEBOIS: Health Canada recently announced that it will completely overhaul its food labelling regulations – and replace its iconic food guide

Can McDonald’s Happy Meal find a healthy balance?

An interesting idea to encourage children to get in shape in the wake of the Olympics completely backfired for the fast-food giant

Can McDonald’s Happy Meal find a healthy balance?
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CHARLEBOIS: An interesting idea to encourage children to get in shape in the wake of the Olympics completely backfired for the fast-food giant

Relationship between sugar and obesity isn’t what you think

A study from the University of Washington concluded that obesity drives sugar consumption – not the other way around

Relationship between sugar and obesity isn’t what you think
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LUCIANI: A study from the University of Washington concluded that obesity drives sugar consumption – not the other way around

A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages not the answer to obesity

To tackle obesity in Canada, we need strategies that offer health education and support, not another tax on the poor

A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages not the answer to obesity
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RIEDIGER: To tackle obesity in Canada, we need strategies that offer health education and support, not another tax on the poor

The war on obesity won’t be won with soft drink taxes

Taxes don't seem to impact soda sales over the longer term, but they do penalize consumers

The war on obesity won’t be won with soft drink taxes
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LUCIANI: Taxes don’t seem to impact soda sales over the longer term, but they do penalize consumers