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This webinar will highlight the recent PHO publication, This webinar will highlight the recent PHO publication, Focus On: Alcohol warning labels and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FASD affects individuals, families and societies. FASD is the leading known cause of preventable developmental disability in Canada and there is currently no cure. The harmful impact of alcohol consumption on the fetus has been recognized in the scientific community for decades. To reduce the alcohol consumption during pregnancy, jurisdictions have implemented education and health promotion programs to provide more information to consumers, including alcohol warning labels. This webinar will review the impact and other factors of alcohol warning labels for FASD, and implications for practice.
- Recall past PHO work on alcohol labeling
- Identify changes to alcohol labelling in Canada as it relates to FASD
- Review evidence on awareness and impact of alcohol labeling as it relates to drinking behavior and pregnancy
- Recall implications from research for practice
Presenter: Jason LeMar
Jason LeMar is a health promotion consultant focusing on alcohol policy at Public Health Ontario (PHO). He has had various roles in public health and health care including Infection Prevention and Control at PHO and with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). Jason has several years of experience providing technical assistance, training, and consultation support directly to Ontario’s public health units in the area of alcohol policy.
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