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June 2021 – Two new reports released by the OPHA warn of the long-term health risks to citizens – particularly children and teens – and the resulting impacts on an already stretched hospital system if steps are not taken to reverse unhealthy eating patterns and strengthen food literacy in the province.

May 2021 –  Sandy Maxwell, Senior Nutrition Policy and Program Analyst at Nutrition Connections, made a deputation at the City of Toronto’s Board of Health, together with representatives from the Coalition for Healthy School Food, on why there is a need for a universal school food program. We were pleased with the motions carried: City Council and the Board of Health request the Federal Government to provide ongoing core funding for a universal national school food program; the Board of Health support the ongoing efforts of the Coalition for Healthy School Food to advocate for a universal healthy school food program based on the shared belief that all children and youth should have daily access to healthy food at school.

March 2021 – OPHA’s Executive Director, Pegeen Walsh shares her concerns about food insecurity reaching a critical point and threatening the well-being of children and families as well as our overburdened health-care system in an article featured in the Hamilton SpectatorNiagara Falls ReviewSt. Catharines Standard and Welland Tribune.

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Study finds food and beverage brands are common in child-influencer YouTube videos

Date: February 10, 2023


Candy, sweet and salty snacks, sugary drinks, and ice cream brands frequently appear in videos posted by top child-influencers on “made-for-kids” YouTube channels, according to a new paper from researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health at the University of Connecticut. Video views for the 13 channels analyzed in this study exceeded 155 billion as of June 2020.



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