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You may have heard in the news today about Health Canada's release of their Healthy Eating Strategy.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/food-regulation-marketing-children-jane-philpott-1.3818267

Main page: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1141989&tp=1

The Healthy Eating Strategy includes: (http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=tp&crtr.page=1&nid=1142029)

1.       Revising Canada's Food Guide

2.       Strengthening nutrition and ingredient labelling, including sugars and food colours

3.       Reducing sodium in foods

4.       Eliminating industrially produced trans fat  

5.       Restricting marketing to children 

6.       Nutrition North Canada

An Evidence Review for Dietary Guidance: Summary of Results and Implications for Canada's Food Guide has been completed: Click here

A consultation is occurring through an online survey until December 8, 2016.  http://www.foodguideconsultation.ca/  

Input received will be used to develop new dietary guidance tools that better meet the needs of different audiences.