Dr. Rachel Prowse - March 7, 2022

Food Environments in Canada: Exploring Practices and Policies to Support Healthy Eating in Populations

Food Environments in Canada: Exploring Practices and Policies to Support Healthy Eating in Populations

Dr. Rachel Prowse
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

Monday, March 7, 2022
Time: 1-2 pm
Location: Arts Building Room 1046 (IN PERSON)

Abstract:

Title: Food Environments in Canada: Exploring Practices and Policies to Support Healthy Eating in Populations

High rates of diet-related chronic disease in Newfoundland and Labrador, such as cancer and diabetes, are driven by a mix of social, economic and environmental factors. Food environments, the physical (food access), economic (food affordability), and communication factors (food marketing) that influence food choices, are targets for healthy eating interventions.  Research conducted by Dr. Rachel Prowse explores population determinants of diet and public health nutrition interventions at community, provincial, and national levels to equitably improve diets in NL and Canada. This presentation will highlight recent practice- and policy-relevant research on topics such as food marketing to children, taxing sugar-sweetened beverages, and Canada‚Äôs Food Guide.