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 taxesHALIFAX, N.S. May 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The fuss about soft drink taxes is all fizz and no substance. The media loves soft drink taxes. In 2014, after Mexico passed a 10 per cent tax on sugary drinks to fight obesity, the press coverage was almost universal in its praise and support. In Britain, The…

Feds need to take leadership role on rising obesity rates

Ban advertising of unhealthy foods to kids, tax sugary drinks, revamp food guide, prohibit use of trans fats

Feds need to take leadership role on rising obesity rates//  obesity  obesity [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/feds-leadership-role-on-rising-obesity-rates/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/obesity/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]obesity[/popup]   [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By Sen. Kelvin Ogilvie Chair and Sen. Art Eggleton Deputy Chair Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology OTTAWA, Ont. March 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Obesity rates…

Sugar-coating the truth about soft drink taxes

Canada has an intake issue, but we need a broad labeling initiative, not specific consumption taxes

Sugar-coating the truth about soft drink taxes//  soft drink taxes  soft drink taxes [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/sugar-coating-the-truth-about-soft-drink-taxes/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on soft drink taxes and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/obesity/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]obesity[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] GUELPH, Ont. Jan. 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ — A study suggesting direct links between a tax on sweetened soft drinks in Mexico and…

5 things every Canadian should know about obesity

5 things every Canadian should know about obesityDownload 5 things every Canadian should know about obesity WINNIPEG, MB, Feb 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - There has been a dramatic increase in the number of Canadians living with obesity over the past few decades and it is often cited as a risk factor for other chronic health conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension,…

Most Canadians don’t understand food nutrition labels

How simplifying and standardizing food labels can help with better food choices

Most Canadians don’t understand food nutrition labelsDownload Most Canadians don’t understand food nutrition labels By John Millar and Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski Expert Advisors EvidenceNetwork.ca VANCOUVER, BC, and MONTREAL, QC, Jan 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - With January coming to an end, those of us who vowed to eat better in 2015 have probably already given up. That’s not surprising, considering that most…

The truth about sugar

Science doesn’t support the sugar-demonizers

The truth about sugarVANCOUVER, BC, Jan 17, 2014/ Troy Media/ - One of the first things you’ll hear in the emotionally-loaded conversation about diet and health is that white sugar is poisonous. It’s such a common refrain that you don’t hesitate to accept its truth. Sugar, it is said, scrambles normal thoughts and feelings, rots you from the…