May 15, 2012
Although Canadians have made small improvements to their diets in recent decades, persistently poor eating habits continue to increase their risk of developing a chronic disease later in life, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report.
"In some ways, Canadians eat better than ever before," said Daniel Munro, Principal Research Associate. "But despite the small improvements, Canadians are exposed to unnecessary risk because we continue to eat too much harmful fats, sodium, and sugar, and not enough fruits, vegetables, and fibre. It's also very troubling that children's eating habits are poor and getting worse.
"We need to take action to improve dietary patterns—especially among children—in order to reduce the future health, economic, and social burden of chronic diseases."
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