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SUBJECT: Public lecture to tackle the great debate: What’s a healthy food?

DATE: March 4

Consumers are seeking simple ways to find healthy foods in the grocery store aisles and restaurants. Governments have to define healthy foods for policies and regulations. The internet is filled with movie stars and social influencers touting the latest healthy diets – all adding to the confusion.
Canada has also just launched a new food guide and committed to introducing regulations requiring front of pack warning labels on unhealthy foods and prohibiting the marketing of these foods to children.
Dr. Mary L'Abbé is an expert in public health nutrition, nutrition policy, and food and nutrition regulations at the University of Toronto. She will give a free public lecture at Memorial University where she will overview these and other exciting developments that are happening to help consumers choose healthier foods and how these healthier foods are being identified. 
The lecture takes place on  Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001, on Memorial's St. John's campus. A reception will follow; limited free parking is available in lot 17.

All are welcome.

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