TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC)
applauds the Ontario government for launching the Healthy Kids
Community Challenge. The Challenge is modelled on the principles of
EPODE - a science-based, multi-stakeholder approach, designed
specifically to address childhood obesity and promote healthy, active
lifestyles. Towns in Belgium that implemented the program saw a 22 per
cent decrease in overweight children. FCPC supports the government's
responsible approach of dedicating resources toward evidence-based
programs that have proven results. FCPC looks forward to working with
the government to ensure the success of this important initiative.
Statement on behalf of FCPC's Phyllis Tanaka, Registered Dietitian and
Senior Advisor, Food and Nutrition
Food & Consumer Products of Canada is Canada's largest industry
association representing the companies that manufacture and distribute
the vast majority of food, beverage and consumer goods found on store
shelves. Our members provide jobs to almost 300,000 Canadians, and
include small and large; multi-national and Canadian-owned companies.
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