Healthy Foods Environments- A Hot Topic
It’s not just a fringe conversation happening on the sidelines at hospitals and schools anymore. Numerous organizations from the Heart & Stroke to the Senate are calling for renewed attention to our food environments and the role they play on our overall health.
In the past year we have seen hospitals from around the world adopt a similar cause and set their sights on removing sugary beverages and deep-fried foods from their campuses. Now, several organizations are calling on all publicly-funded institutions to follow suit!
As the conversation about how to make the shift to healthy continues, hospitals in our region can feel proud of their participation in the Healthy Foods program, knowing that their efforts are well aligned with strategies proposed by our colleagues in the health community. Read more below about the push (both locally and internationally) to get more healthy food options in institutions!
Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy
Obesity in Canada: Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Guiding Principles, Recommendations and Considerations for the Updated Canada’s Food Guide
Heart & Stroke Summary of the Health and Economic Impact of a Tax on Sugary Drinks in Canada
HealthCareCAN: The Role of Food in Hospitals
American Medical Association Policy to Reduce the Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
NSW Health Announces Plans to Remove Sugary Drinks from All Hospitals