Policymakers are responding to a growing recognition of food as medicine.
Diet-related illnesses cost more than US$1 trillion and immeasurable human suffering and pain. Policymakers are beginning to understand that it makes sense to support food-as-medicine initiatives.
The Canada Food Guide has always been subject to political and economic agendas. The new 2019 guide could present dominant visuals of affordable foods like frozen vegetables — to connect to more Canadians and tackle food insecurity.
Canada's Food Guide is a political document. It does not represent those who are poor, culturally marginalized and most at risk for food insecurity.
For many of us, a better diet means eating more fruit and vegetables.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
Peak what now?
While some health advice is right, some of the regimes these people follow are just ridiculous.
One recent study revealed no evidence that selenium supplements help prevent diabetes, even in geographical areas where there are relatively low amounts of selenium in the natural diet.
Most vitamins and other nutritional supplements are unlikely to prevent chronic disease. Invest in good quality foods, sleep and exercise instead.
Brightly coloured, strategically placed. No wonder parents and kids can have a tough time saying “no” to sugary snacks.
The mixed messages around children, food and weight - not to mention sophisticated marketing - can leave parents perplexed. But there are ways to wade through it all and find healthy choices.
A mix of fats, such as those found in nuts, avocados, salmon and olives, could be healthy and more satisfying.
When did eating become so confusing? In the 1960s, studies began to show a link between heart disease and dietary fat, and fat was demonized. As it turns out, fat is nuanced and may not be so bad.
Eating right is good for families.
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Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.
Climate change will affect the nutrition of seaweeds eaten by billions of people around the world.
The right advice on nutrition is not always reaching pregnant women.
Far too much of Australians’ diet comes from foods that have virtually no nutrients.
A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows we're eating less junk food than before, but still far too much.
The science isn’t clear on whether organic foods can lower your risk of cancer. But eating plenty of fruit and veg – however it’s grown – can reduce your risk.
The participants who chose more organically grown foods over 4.5 years had slightly lower rates of cancer. But it doesn't necessarily mean one thing caused the other.
Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.
Food helps recharge your batteries.
Just like a mobile phone, your body needs to be recharged every day. You need to eat food and drink water every day to keep your body going. Some foods are better than others at helping you stay well.
Roasted mopane caterpillars are eaten in Livingstone, Zambia.
Insects are an excellent tool to fight hunger and malnutrition because they are abundant and nutritious.
No need to feel guilty.
Recent research suggests that biomarkers for dairy fat are inversely associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Obese people are stigmatised by society – no wonder parents react defensively to letters informing them their child is overweight.
A dietician recommends her top foods for a peaceful sleep.
Wansink’s research showed plate size matters when it comes to how much we eat.
The journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently retracted several papers by a leading researcher on food and consumption. What does this mean for the researcher's findings?
If the UK is to break the cycle of reoffending, it needs to meet the basic needs of young people in prison and respect the basic human right of adequate nutrition.