In a nation that’s growing increasingly concerned about the impact of obesity on health, the focus on the consumption of healthy foods may be a bit on the wane.
In a country where more than half the population is obese, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Health Minister Jane Philpott have taken steps to combat the problem.
On Wednesday, they announced the establishment of a new national strategy to promote healthy eating and reduce the risk of obesity, which has been rising since the 1980s.
The strategy includes creating a national food-policy commission, setting targets for cutting obesity, promoting exercise and eating a healthy diet.
“There is a real challenge in getting Canadians to take up the challenge of being healthier and happier,” said Philpot, a former MP and Liberal Party leader.
The government is also looking at other options, such as expanding nutrition programs for the homeless and providing more support for people who are struggling with weight loss.
The strategy calls for Canadians to follow a healthy eating plan, including a high-fat and low-sugar diet, a high protein diet and a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables.
It also recommends that the government provide free nutritious meals to eligible seniors and provide cash to low-income seniors.
In addition, the government is launching an initiative called Healthy Food for All.
The aim is to encourage Canadians to eat a healthy, balanced diet, reduce their intake of unhealthy food, and be physically active.
While the government says it has made good progress in reducing obesity, it’s not perfect, as it still rates Canada among the most obese countries in the world.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, there are more than one million Canadians who are obese.
That number is expected to climb to two million in 2021, with about one in four people classified as obese.
The new strategy aims to prevent that number from getting worse by working to lower obesity rates in the population, Philpett said.
The focus on healthy eating comes as Canada’s obesity rate has risen dramatically over the past decade, according to Statistics Canada.
In 2016, the number of obese Canadians was more than double the number who were considered obese in the United States.
The trend is partly linked to the high-calorie diet and its association with heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.
Experts are hopeful the strategy will lead to a reduction in the number and severity of these conditions.
“If we can keep the momentum going, and we’re seeing people who have had a good year, and they’re eating healthier, and exercising, and eating healthier than ever before, I think that will lead us to a healthy picture for the future,” said Dr. David MacLeod, a cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
Health experts say there is an opportunity to reverse some of the trend by introducing a more balanced diet and reducing the amount of sugar in food, as well as introducing more physical activity.
MacLeod says the government should also encourage people to work toward becoming more physically active by giving them access to physical-training programs and equipment, as opposed to simply offering free gym memberships.
For many Canadians, the issue of weight is one that’s been a big deal in recent years.
In recent years, Canada has seen the number rise, and the number has remained steady since 2008.
According, the obesity rate in Canada was 10.7 per cent in 2016, and will continue to rise.
The country has the fifth highest obesity rate of any country, and is also the country with the highest number of deaths from the condition.