The national food policy, not food guide, could be the most important change to the feds’ approach to nutrition
By Jolson LimFeb. 4, 2019
While many experts have applauded the new Canada Food Guide, a national food policy with programs addressing food access by the poorest Canadians may do more to improve people's health.
A stack of fresh fruit at a Farm Boy supermarket in Ottawa. The new Canada's Food Guide recommends more fruits and vegetables, although many Canadians struggle to access nutritious foods. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The new Canada Food Guide is a step forward in getting Canadians to eat healthier, experts say, but the Liberal government’s upcoming national food policy could pack more punch in improving the country’s nutritional health.
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.