Equitable Sugary Drink Tax Policy Recommendations
March 6, 2021
Healthy Food America and The Praxis Project, convened the Sugary Drink Tax Equity Workgroup in 2020 to develop recommendations on how to design an equitable sugar-sweetened beverage tax policy, outlined in the infographic. For more details about these recommendations, please see the full report.
Centering Equity in Sugary Drink Tax Policy: Elements of Equitable Tax Policy Design
March 6, 2021
The Tax Equity Workgroup, a collaboration between Healthy Food America and The Praxis Project, developed recommendations on how to design an equitable tax policy. The Workgroup sought to highlight tax policy elements that are critical to ensuring that sugary drink taxes intentionally benefit the populations most […]
Growing resilience and equity: A food policy and action plan in the context of Covid-19
February 16, 2021
This policy brief is grounded in analysis and policy proposals from social movements advancing food-system transformation. Covid-19 is revealing and magnifying the structural inequalities in our food systems, the insufficiencies of our social protection programs, and the challenges with the dominant food supply chains. Food insecurity […]
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.
Health and Wellbeing Philosophy and Approach to Weight
March 5, 2020
Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) members have identified professional concerns across the province on the prevalence of weight stigmatization and its impact on health. It was recognized that there was a need for a coordinated approach to guide public health in supporting health promotion efforts, […]
Twenty Years of Diabetes Surveillance Using the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System
December 18, 2019
This infographic from the Public Health Agency of Canada gives an overview of what diabetes is, how prevalent it is in Canada, and how it’s been tracked over time.
The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
November 22, 2019
The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the most comprehensive assessment of child and youth physical activity in Canada, and is based on data from peer-reviewed research.
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.