Child Health Protection Act just the start of healthier food environments for kids

“A 2017 report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation found that in one year, Canadian children aged 2 to 11 viewed more than 25 million food and drink ads on their favourite websites, and that 90 per cent of the time, those products were unhealthy.”

Last year, the Senate passed Bill S-228, the Child Health Protection Act, which should take effect in 2021 to combat the marketing of unhealthy food to children. “The act proposes restrictions on the marketing of food and beverages high in sodium, sugar and saturated fat to children under the age of 13.” 

Read this article written by Mary L’Abbé who is a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto. Within it, you’ll understand more