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PHO Grand Rounds: Real-world evidence to inform efforts for improving food environments in restaurants
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 345
Health Promotion
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties

The primary purpose of these presentations is to provide evidence for approaches to support healthier food environments in restaurants in Ontario. The first presentation compares calories, total and saturated fats, and sodium levels for Kids’ Menu food items offered by four leading multinational fast food chains across five countries. Results demonstrate variation in the nutritional quality of foods on Kids’ Menus across countries and suggest regulatory efforts may influence these variations. The second presentation will provide findings from one of the first menu labelling studies conducted in Canada. Results indicate there was significantly higher noticing and self-reported use of nutrition information when it was posted on menu boards. The presentation will also examine the extent to which menu labelling is associated with changes in nutrient consumption and levels of support for menu labelling.

Presenters: Dr. Erin Hobin and Lana Vanderlee

Dr. Erin Hobin is a scientist in Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Public Health Ontario and an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the investigation of population-level interventions for chronic disease prevention, particularly in the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating.

Lana Vanderlee is a third-year doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, under the supervision of Dr. David Hammond. She is currently a CIHR Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar and Fellow in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

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