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Ban food and drink ads to fight childhood obesity, report suggests

Ban food and drink ads to fight childhood obesity, report suggests

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Ban food and drink ads to fight childhood obesity, report suggests

Toronto Star

In an effort to combat the rising tide of childhood obesity and promote healthier eating, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is calling on the federal government to pass legislation restricting food and beverage marketing to children.

“Given experts’ prediction that today’s children may be the first generation to have poorer health and shorter lifespans than their parents, we need to be bold,” writes Diego Marchese, interim CEO and executive vice president of Heart and Stroke, in the 2017 Report on the Health of Canadians released Wednesday.

https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2017/02/01/ban-food-and-drink-ads-to-fight-childhood-obesity-report-suggests.html


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