Obesity

Fat tax sets healthy standard

Denmark recently placed a tax on foods with at least 2.3 per cent saturated fat. It’s a policy that Canada should consider implementing.Continue...

Fight childhood obesity with screens

Children are becoming increasingly influenced by media and are almost constantly engaged with TV or its other forms. This should be seen as an opportunity to educate, not exploit.Continue...

QJ Health: Sugar's bittersweet side

It seems as though we’re constantly bombarded not only by the latest ‘superfood’ that we should be eating (acai, chard, coconut oil, etc.), but also with the newest ‘evil food.’ The most...Continue...

Heavy health decisions

A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association argued that in extreme cases, children who are morbidly obese and face life-threatening health risks should be removed from parental custody. Despite the public outcry against the recommendation, it's in the best interest of certain children.Continue...