Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet
February 1, 2021
This action framework provides an overview of how to develop (or strengthen), implement, assess compliance with, and evaluate, the effectiveness of a healthy public food procurement and service policy. This framework aims to increase the availability of healthy food through setting nutrition criteria for food served […]
A proposal to increase taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in Canada
January 28, 2021
This position statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society highlights recent research on the correlation between increasing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages with decreased consumption in some jurisdictions. The excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been strongly associated with weight gain, chronic disease development, and dental caries. This […]
Nourishing Food Policy Database
July 21, 2020
A database by the World Cancer Research Fund that provides an overview of implemented government policy actions that promote healthy diets and reduce obesity around the world. Each letter in the word NOURISHING represents one of ten areas where governments need to take action.
In-store interventions to encourage healthier purchasing: What we can learn from the supermarket industry
January 27, 2020
In this US-based webinar hosted on May 20, 2019, Dr. Allison Karpyn and Darya Minovi discussed how supermarkets use placement, promotion, and price to induce impulse purchases of unhealthy foods and how similar strategies can be used to nudge healthier purchasing. They address such questions as: […]
Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste
December 19, 2019
This toolkit was developed as part of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Operational Plan 2017-2018 and its Measuring and Mitigating Food Loss and Waste project. The goal of the project is to improve measurement of food loss and waste (FLW) across the North American supply chain […]
Canada’s Food Price Report 10th Edition 2020
December 4, 2019
This is the tenth edition of Canada’s Food Price Report, published annually by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph. The report discusses the factors that are likely to impact food prices in 2020 and provides a forecast regarding how much prices are expected to change […]
Packages of sodium (salt) sold for consumption and salt dispensers should be required to have a front of package health warning label: A position statement of the World Hypertension League, national and international health and scientific organizations
October 11, 2019
This position statement from the World Hypertension League states that all commercially sold or provided packages or containers of salt should be required to have a front of package health warning label.
Cities and Circular Economy for Food
May 22, 2019
This report offers a vision for a healthy food system for the 21st century and beyond, underpinned by circular economy principles. Focusing on the potential of cities to spark transformation, the report outlines three broad ambitions for a circular economy for food: sourcing food regeneratively, and locally where appropriate; making the most of food; and designing and marketing healthier food products.
The EAT-Lancet Commission Summary Report
May 5, 2019
This report is an adapted summary of the Commission Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems. It sets out global scientific targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production.
Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents
April 1, 2019
This policy statement outlines the scientific evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and provides policy recommendations to reduce consumption among children, adolescents, and their families.