Recent evidence suggests that Canada isn’t doing nearly enough to help Canadians appropriately balance their diets. A report released in April singled out the National Volunteer Sodium Reduction Strategy, launched in 2010, for its lacklustre performance in reducing sodium consumption among Canadians.
In recent years, New Democrats have proposed multiple strategies to improve the eating habits of Canadians, writes NDP MP Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Virtually every Canadian has heard the common wisdom that, “we are what we eat.” This reflects the basic notion that food and nutrition are primary factors in our health and well-being.
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