Campaigns and Issues

Bill S-228 (Child Health Protection Act): amend the Food and Drugs Act

The rate of childhood obesity in Canada has been rising steadily in recent decades and being overweight or obese impacts the mental health and well-being of children, as well as other aspects of their lives. There is unequivocal evidence that the marketing of unhealthy foods and sugar-sweetened beverages has a negative impact on childhood obesity.

Later this month, the Bill S-228 legislation will be presented in the House of Commons for its third reading. The bill aims to prevent advertising unhealthy food in a manner that is directed primarily at children, defined as under age 17. This new legislation could contribute to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of children across the country.

Learn more about the Stop Marketing to Kids (Stop M2K) Coalition.

Use these sample tweets to share your support for Bill S-228.