Flavour of the Week

TGIF


  • TGIFWho can we blame for childhood obesity? It’s easy to target the fast food companies but it turns out that we need to take responsibility for the meals we serve children at home too! Children’s diets beyond fast food contains too few vegetables and fruits and too much processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages. A trend that is often also noted in at home and in school.
  • Location, Location, Location! Choosing the right neighbourhood may mean more than the right schools. Researcher’s have found a link between the neighbourhoods people live in and their risk for obesity. People who live in neighbourhoods that are more walkable and have a higher population density have a lower risk of obesity. Of course, the cost of living in downtown Toronto means this isn’t possible for everyone BUT this research can highlight changes that can be made to other communities to make them more walkable and healthier.
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