The carrot and the stick: Health and regulation in the age of processed food
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM CST - 1:00:00 PM CST
Right now, government regulators and civil society organizations are battling with the processed food industry to create a better food environment for Canadians.There is an urgency to address how corporate interests are impacting public health, however how to achieve this is highly contested. As advocates, where should we be pushing hardest? For consumers, how do we navigate “choice” in an environment that’s stacked against us? Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, nutrition watchdog and outspoken obesity expert, is our guest for this one-hour webinar exploring how policy can best be applied to encourage healthier eating and better health. We’ll look at examples of progress made in changing corporate policies and behaviour. Dr. Freedhoff will discuss case studies, from North America and around the world, of success and failure: from taxes to subsidies, incentives, marketing regulations, product legislation, and consumer-directed mechanisms like labeling and nutrition guidelines. The webinar is moderated by Kathryn Scharf, Chief Operating Officer of Community Food Centres Canada.