Upcoming Webinar! The carrot and the stick: Health and regulation in the age of processed food

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:00 - 1:00:00 PM EST


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.

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern
Where: Your computer
How much: Free!


Can't attend? As with all our webinars, this one will be posted to The Pod Knowledge Exchange along with a host of downloadable resources a week or so after the event. Visit The Pod to stay in the loop about this webinar and others yet to come.

About our guest:
Yoni Freedhoff, MD, is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, where he's the founder and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute — a multi-disciplinary, ethical, evidence-based nutrition and weight management centre since 2004. Dr. Freedhoff sounds off daily on his award-winning blog, Weighty Matters, and on Twitter. Dr. Freedhoff's latest book, a national bestseller, is Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work.