Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Food Guide in the works

Health Minister Jane Philpott has opened consultations on updating the Canada Food Guide.

There will probably be intense lobbying, judging by previous updates, as food processing companies and farm commodity groups fight to preserve their markets.

Philpott has said she intends to introduce regulations to eliminate trans fats and reduce the amount of salt in processed foods.

She also aims to reduce obesity with emphasis on children’s diets and food-company advertising aimed at influencing their choices.

She also says Canadians are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, whole grains and milk and not getting enough calcium and fibre.

Yes, Mommy!