With new Canada Food Guide due soon, debate over 'healthy eating' continues

CBC News
August 07, 2018
By CBC News
For the first time in 11 years, Health Canada is gearing up to release a revamped food guide, even as debate continues beyond the pages of diet and wellness websites about the best foods to promote optimal health.

Some Alberta-based doctors are leading a critique of what they say is a "vilifying" approach by Health Canada to foods with high saturated fat content, such as red meat and full-fat milk.

"We're trying to influence Health Canada ... to say, 'Don't label saturated fats (as bad) and force us to eat more unprocessed food,' " Dr. Blair O'Neill, a professor of medicine and preventative cardiologist at the University of Alberta. | READ THE FULL STORY

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