Policy Change


National Food & Population Health Strategies


U.N. General Assembly Renews Vows to Tackle Food, Tobacco, Alcohol, Inactivity-related Disease (Acrobat 191k)
—July 11, 2014

Outcome document of the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (Acrobat 192k)
—July 10, 2014

Call for ensuring primacy of health in trade deals and safeguards against conflicts of interest in addresses diseases caused by marketing of food, alcohol, tobacco (Acrobat 1376k)
—July 4, 2014

Comments on World Health Organization's Guideline: Sugars intake for adults and children (Acrobat 299k)
—March 31, 2014

Making Kids Sick (or Healthy) By Decree (Acrobat 4290k)
—January 30, 2014

Comments on the conflict of interest reforms of the World Health Organization, ref. EB134/8 (Acrobat 320k)
—January 15, 2014

Health Canada Advisory Groups Hobbled by Commercial Conflicts of Interest Leading Medical Journal (Acrobat 150k)
—November 26, 2013

Federal government food policy committees and the financial interests of the food sector (Acrobat 501k)
—November 26, 2013

Conflict of Interest Coalition Statement of Concern (Acrobat 164k)
—September 21, 2013

Implementing the Healthy Kids Panel report, No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy (Acrobat 419k)
—August 27, 2013

Technical Brief to the Honourable Charles Sousa, MPP, Ontario Minister of Finance (Acrobat 722k)
—August 27, 2013

Discussion Paper for Food Labelling Modernization initiative (Acrobat 589k)
—June 7, 2013

Outcome of vote on Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
—May 9, 2013

Parliament Kills Life- and Money-Saving Sodium Reduction Bill by 147-122 Vote (Acrobat 183k)
—May 8, 2013

Results of vote on Bill C-460 coming soon at Parliament of Canada website
in english en français
—May 8, 2013

Report Reveals 4-year Voluntary Sodium Performance Meagre As Parliament Votes Today on Sodium-Reduction Bill (Acrobat 169k)
—May 8, 2013

Salty To A Fault: A 4 year follow-up report (Acrobat 2566k)
—May 8, 2013

Inadequate voluntary sodium-reduction progress at restaurants illustrates the need to pass Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act in the May 8, 2013 vote. (Acrobat 362k)
—May 6, 2013

Healthy Decisions for Healthy Eating Act, 2013
—April 29, 2013

Urge your MP to support Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
in english en français
—April 29, 2013

CSPI Calls on Premiers to Support Federal Sodium-Reduction Bill (Acrobat 162k)
—April 22, 2013

Updated Bill C-460 Joint-Statement (Acrobat 852k)
—April 22, 2013

Letter to Council of Federation urging premiers to support federal sodium bill (Acrobat 233k)
—April 22, 2013

Debate on Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Peppered with Myths (Acrobat 110k)
—February 4, 2013

Debate on Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
in english (Acrobat 160k) en français (Acrobat 171k)
—February 1, 2013

Debate Begins in Parliament on Bill to Implement Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 110k)
—January 31, 2013

Joint-statement of support for Bill C-460 endorsed by health groups and experts (Acrobat 580k)
—January 31, 2013

Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada, 2010
—November 6, 2012

Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act, 2012
—November 6, 2012

Federal Bill Proposes to Implement Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 113k)
—November 6, 2012

Technical Brief: Hearings of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food on Bill S-11, The Healthy Food for Canadians Act (Acrobat 312k)
—November 1, 2012

Conflicts of Interest in International Disease Prevention Policy-Making (Acrobat 187k)
—September 27, 2012

Technical Brief: Hearings of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry on Bill S-11, The Healthy Food for Canadians Act (Acrobat 299k)
—September 27, 2012

Guidance for the Food Industry on Reducing Sodium in Processed Foods
—June 8, 2012

United Nations Food Law Body Advances Global Standard for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling (Acrobat 234k)
—May 18, 2012

Submission to the (United Nations WHO/FAO) Codex Committee on Food Labelling re Mandatory Nutrition Labelling on the Back (and Front) of Packages (Acrobat 69k)
—May 14, 2012

News release re Ottawa and Toronto menu labelling initiatives (Acrobat 130k)
—May 8, 2012

Technical Brief on Chronic Disease for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (Acrobat 425k)
—February 2, 2012

Coalition letter to Prime Minister Harper urging action on sodium reduction (Acrobat 390k)
—January 6, 2012

Fact Sheet on sodium and health prepared by a coalition for sodium reduction (Acrobat 289k)
—January 6, 2012

Meeting Communique--Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health (Acrobat 95k)
—November 25, 2011

Canada instrumental in watering down elements of noncommunicable diseases plan
—October 18, 2011

Political Declaration on NCDs in the context of 205 other general assembly resolutions issued since 1946
in english en français
—September 19, 2011

Political Declaration: United Nations High Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
in english en français
—September 19, 2011

140-Group Conflict of Interest Coalition: U.N.-Approved Global Pact for Tackling Nutrition- and Alcohol-related Diseases is Strong on Awareness, Timid on Action (Acrobat 46k)
—September 19, 2011

Statement of Concern of the Conflict of Interest Coalition, 2011 (Acrobat 165k)
—September 16, 2011

Canadian Medical Association Journal: Canada instrumental in watering down elements of noncommunicable diseases plan
—September 16, 2011

The Lancet: Conflicts of interest and the UN high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases
—September 16, 2011

Media Statement: Corporate Involvement in International Nutrition and Alcohol Laws (Acrobat 42k)
—September 16, 2011

Statement: Conflict of Interest Coalition (Acrobat 151k)
—September 16, 2011

Near-final Political Declaration of UN High Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (Acrobat 449k)
—September 9, 2011

Ottawa Citizen, p. A1: Canada battling proposal to reduce fats, sugar, salt: Journal
—August 31, 2011

British Medical Journal Commentary: UN high level meeting on non-communicable diseases: an opportunity for whom?
—August 23, 2011

British Medical Journal on Conflict of Interest at the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs
—August 23, 2011

Small step forward in global food labelling
—July 12, 2011

Nutrition-related partial transcript of NGO United Nations interactive session on NCDs (Acrobat 182k)
—June 30, 2011

Official, unedited United Nations 'zero draft' outcome document of the High-level Meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (Acrobat 49k)
—June 24, 2011

Statement of concern on lack of clarity on role of industry for June UN interactive hearing and September UN High Level Meeting 2011
—June 22, 2011

Nutrition advice to the President of the United Nations General Assembly (Acrobat 321k)
—June 15, 2011

Comments on international food labelling standards by the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations (IACFO) to the WHO/FAO Codex Food Labelling Committee world annual meeting in Quebec City (Acrobat 89k)
—May 9, 2011

Response to questions in Parliament re Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 284k)
—February 15, 2011

Globe and Mail editorial: Live Up to the Prime Minister's Boast (about sodium reduction)
—February 5, 2011

Testimony re Healthy Living at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (Acrobat 258k) en français (Acrobat 264k)
—February 3, 2011

Technical Brief on Healthy Living for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (Acrobat 401k) en français (Acrobat 413k)
—February 3, 2011

Prime Minister's accomplishments for 2010 include goals for sodium and obesity reduction (Acrobat 100k)
—December 31, 2010

Food Strategy for Canada: Key References (Acrobat 2543k)
—October 25, 2010

Economic Prevention Dividend: Key References (Acrobat 4573k)
—October 25, 2010

Championing Public Health Nutrition 2010: Conference Registration NOW OPEN!
—August 25, 2010

Toronto Board of Health--Sodium Reduction Strategy
—August 20, 2010

Sodium Working Group: Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 5301k)
—July 29, 2010

Statistics Canada, Mortality: Summary List of Causes, 2006
—July 15, 2010

Statistics Canada: Human Activity and the Environment--Food in Canada
—June 9, 2009

World Health Organization Scientific Update on Trans Fat
—May 11, 2009

CTV: Ottawa should lead on childhood obesity: [Ontario Premier Dalton] McGuinty
—April 8, 2009

National Post editorial: Hold the Beef
—March 25, 2009

Meat Intake and Mortality
—March 23, 2009

World Cancer Research Fund expert and policy reports on diet
—February 26, 2009

Guelph Mercury: New food policy supports tradition in transition
—February 3, 2009

Canadian Medical Association Journal : Canada needs paradigm shift in public health nutrition
—December 2, 2008

Media Advisory: Championing Public Health Nutrition conference (Ottawa Oct. 22-23, 2008) (Acrobat 227k)
—October 10, 2008

Testimony on Diet-Related Disease to Select Committee on Wellness of the New Brunswick Legislature
—January 31, 2008

Government’s Plan for Tackling Childhood Obesity Too Small for its Britches
—September 4, 2007

Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report tabled in Parliament
—March 27, 2007

CSPI's Testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (Acrobat 106k) en français (Acrobat 87k)
—October 5, 2006

Overview of Canadians' Eating Habits, 2004 : Nutrition: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey
—July 15, 2006

Enquête sur l'alimentation et la santé auprès des chefs de parti en lice en 2006
—January 1, 2006

Election 2006 survey of party leaders on food & health policy
—January 1, 2006

Recommendations for an Effective Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy
—October 1, 2005

Advice to the World Health Organization re implementing the Global Strategy On Diet, Physical Activity, And Health
—March 23, 2005

Federal Budget Finally Prudent on Disease Prevention
—February 24, 2005

Implementing the recommendations of the 2004 report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, "Healthy Weights, Healthy Lives
—December 24, 2004

First ministers enthusiastic but vague on plans to prevent diet- and inactivity-related diseases
—September 17, 2004

Open Letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin, establishing a coherent disease prevention strategy as a pre-condition to signing a renewed pact on healthcare
—September 3, 2004

CSPI Welcomes World Health Organization Recommendations to Combat Obesity
—December 8, 2003

World Health Organization Technical Report #916 : Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Disease
—June 30, 2003

Group Praises Romanow's Emphasis on Tapping Diet
—November 28, 2002

CSPI Urges Romanow Commission to cut health care costs
—November 13, 2002

CSPI Submission to the Commission on the Future of Health Care
—November 11, 2002

Letter to Roy Romanow
—November 11, 2002


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