Food and nutrition highlights 2020: Helping you maintain and improve your health
October 14, 2021
The second annual Food and Nutrition Highlights 2020 Report provides an overview of the work Health Canada undertook in 2020 to support healthy eating, food safety and innovation, as well as how Health Canada contributed to the Government of Canada’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO global sodium benchmarks for different food categories
June 18, 2021
This publication produced by the WHO presents a set of global benchmarks for sodium levels in more than 60 food categories and outlines the process and method through which the WHO sodium benchmarks were established. Around the world, consumption of processed food is a rapidly increasing […]
How Ultra-processed Foods affect Health in Canada
September 25, 2019
Commissioned by Heart & Stroke, this study is the first in Canada to assess associations between consumption of ultra-processed foods in Canadian adults and several chronic diseases and conditions related to diet, namely: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Sodium Intake of Canadians in 2017
August 27, 2018
This report by Health Canada describes current sodium intakes of Canadians in light of the recent voluntary sodium reductions in processed foods using the most recent national dietary survey, the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition (2015 CCHS).
Ultra-processed foods in Canada: consumption, impact on diet quality and policy implications
December 11, 2017
This report commissioned by Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, reveals high levels of ultra-processed food consumption in Canada, especially in children. It describes different types of food processing using the ANOVA food classification system, and assesses the relationship between types of processing and the quality of diets in Canada, using data from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey - Nutrition.
Taxation and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
August 23, 2016
In this position paper, Dietitians of Canada recommends that an excise tax of at least 10-20% be applied to sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Canada given the negative impact of these products on the health of the population and the viability of taxation as a means to reduce consumption.