In Daniel Engber’s piece called “Let Them Drink Water!”, he talks about how taxing directly in a per pound overweight fashion isn’t really ideal. People aren’t really going to be too thrilled with paying an extortion fee to the government based on their bodily weight. But the current method of indirect taxing through soda taxes isn’t influencing people to lose weight. “The state-level penalties now in place have turned out to be way too small to make anyone lose weight, and efforts to pass more heavy-handed laws
Food industries throughout the globe including Canada initially resisted the call to remove trans fats from the food supply citing increased costs in production, reformulation difficulties and reduced food product quality.7 At one point Canada had the highest levels of trans fat consumption in the world attributed to high intake of processed foods containing trans fat used as a cheap preservative - a food systems trend made popular in the 1980s era reliance on ready-to-eat meals and minimal preparation food products.140 Canada has since seen huge reductions in trans-fat within the food supply.7, 141 Various levels of Canadian government recognized the public health nutrition issue and took action. In the province of British Columbia, the government regulated trans-fat in the restaurant and food service sector by establishing strict thresholds limits.7 At the federal level, The Trans Fat Task Force was formed in early 2005, a direct result of an opposition motion in Parliament, calling for the establishment of a collaborative stakeholder task force.142 The motion passed in November 2004 and designated Health Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, a NGO, as task force co-chairs with a mandate to develop recommendations and strategies "to effectively eliminate or reduce processed trans fats in Canadian foods to the
Acne Diet: Healthy Eating = Healthy Complexion Science has yet to explain the direct relation of acne and a person’s diet but evidences are starting to pile with regard to the pros and cons of eating particular kinds of food. Based on some clinical researchers, it seems justifiable to consume a low-glycemic diet that is filled with lots of vegetables and fruits. Omega-3 fatty acids are also a must in a person’s diet, whether or not that person has acne or not. Supplementation is also highly recommended especially for zinc gluconate (about 30 mg daily). Does this mean that acne diet is now achievable?
Put Down That Cheeseburger! “What incentive is there for me to put down the cheeseburger?” asks Radley Balko in his article "What You Eat Is Your Business." He argues that, obesity does not belong in the public health crisis. He claims that obesity is not a problem that should be dealt at the cost of public money but should be dealt at a personal level by every individual. He also states that the government should allow the citizens to access their health care funds account to support his conclusion, that, people will be more responsible for their health if someone else isn 't paying for their health problems.
"Food insecurity and participation in community food programs among low-income Toronto families." Canadian Journal of Public Health/Revue Canadienne de Sante 'e Publique (2009): 135-139. Participation among the community is a huge factor in the fight against child hunger. With more food programs available to the hungry children, they will have a higher chance of being able to have a good supply of food. Sharon Kirkpatrick, and Valerie Tarasuk examine these strategies that put into place when food insecurity hits.
A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese. The way Americans eat today and the lack of physical activity is leading to serious health risk that will continue to get worse as children age. Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children.
It argued that capitalism and the pursuit of profit result to commodification of health. With commodification of health, corporations provide insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and capital providers took it as an advantage to disproportionate influence on how health care system should be run and function. This has caused vulnerability among different classes and the situation is nowhere near to
It recommends meals containing fewer calories, less fat and salt, and more fruit, vegetables and whole grains. Most parents would agree these are excellent goals. This shows that 1 in 3 American children were overweight.Although the program that Michelle Obama made is helping kids eat more fruit and vegetables so they could grow healthy.In conclusion, American parents should enthusiastically join first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier school lunches. Finally, it is a great idea that someone care about student weight and health. Parent doesn’t need to worry about kids lunches, Kids can lose weight or obese, and how governors thinking that parent not giving kids healthy food.
The main reason cause this decline is because that Canada’s aging population was becoming more health-conscious. Newsday, people more care and health issue, due to the alcohol not good for our body; some people stop choose beer to be the beverage for Canadians. The marketing of beer already been decreasing in Canada, Yanjing as a beer company, enter a market with consumption going down is very risk. The fourth difficult Yanjing will meet is that high trade barriers. According to the case mentioned that Although reductions in trade barriers both nationally and internationally had increased the trade in beer.
Scientific research has shown that the amount needed to spray the insides of houses for Malaria control does not have major health impacts on humans, as the countries that do do this have not seen any noticeable health deterioration trends in regard to DDT use. A social impact that influences these new DDT replacements, I use the term replacements because these new insecticides are seen are replacements for DDT in developed nations’ agriculture/residual uses, not replacements for the Malaria control in underdeveloped nations, is the rise of the Malaria death rate. When DDT was banned, and when I say ‘banned’ I mean the 1972 ban in America, scientists became anxious that there would never be an insecticide as inexpensive and efficient as DDT in mosquito control. Statistics show that death due to vector-borne diseases has dropped after DDT was used. For example, in Venezula, 817115 people were suffering or died from Malaria.
The Government of Canada does its part by promoting healthy eating, physical activity and healthy weight but with less focus on the psychosocial factors of childhood obesity. The focus on childhood obesity prevention has to change; an alternative approach, Healthy Eating and Activity program was piloted in London Ontario and has improved the psychosocial factors that obese children face. This intervention programs approach deals with the psychosocial factors that obese children face and promote positive mental health by accepting children for who they are. In addition, schools have taken steps in the right direction to preventing childhood obesity by providing healthier lunch options but their focus on psychosocial factors have fallen short. Of the children affected by these factors only 17% of children seek help through limited services that may not match their needs.
I enjoyed the topic of the Annotation 1 worksheet, because I personally disagreed with the stance of the author. The Article argues that disallowing welfare users to spend their food stamp money on sugary drinks would allow users to lead healthier lives, but I do not think that the situation is that black and white. According to the article, “They would still receive every penny of support they now get, meaning they would have as much, if not more, to spend on nutritious food” (Farley). I believe that health can be a social construct, and what might be healthy to one person might not be healthy to another, and banning sugary drinks, does not mean that welfare users will go further in the act and make healthier decisions about everything purchased.
I believe that the large water footprint prevalent in Canadians is because of our government. Firstly, if the government were to enforce a law making water meters mandatory in every household and business, then we would expect to see a huge decrease in the average water consumption. Only 72% of households have water metres, a flat rate per month is not effective because people may be deceived into thinking that they are very conservative with their water usage, however they are using 200+ litres of water than the average Canadian household. Secondly, it should be mandatory that business have a water strategy carefully outlined and disclosed to the government. This helps the government to understand how businesses are making use of their water conservatively.
Due to the waiting times and issues of access in the Canadian healthcare system, people have been reported in saying that they are willing to pay out of pocket for a system that would be more efficient (Irvine). Sadly, with laws that inhibit and in some areas prohibit this market in Canada, people are not going to be able to find market based solutions to the problem on access to health care in Canada. Publically managed and government funded health care programs that include little to no fees for the general public are very attractive in theory (Irvine) but it seems, in Canada’s case, this can lead to issues of access and quality which would make people argue that systems that provide vouchers or subsidies for health care are more efficient and market
There is clear evidence that shows “less wealth, lower income, lower education attainment, and under-representation in positions of high occupational rank, and financial and political power among Blacks as a group compared with Whites”. Everyone has the right to equal medical care, education, protection, etc., yet this is not what is seen. Health is such an important part of one’s life and defines their “capability to function normally in society”. The people who are socially disadvantaged, also have to face inequalities with health care, which widen the gap. This is an obvious fact when you look at the statistics, but the government continues to ignore it.