Health Canada considers sweeping ban on junk food ads aimed at children and teens

Health Canada is considering a widespread ban on the marketing of unhealthy food to children under the age of 17. Everything from television, online and print advertising, product labelling, in-store displays and even some sponsorships for sports teams may be included. High energy caffeine drinks, cakes, cookies and high fat, high sodium foods are just a few of items that would be considered. In an attempt to list foods that should be avoided altogether, the government will be revising the Canada Food Guide. This brings to light two of our resolutions:

  • 2016.02 Eating Well With Canada’s Food Guide
  • 2011.04 Caffeine in Energy Drinks

Please continue to write letters to our government to bring these changes about in the interest of our children – our future.

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