Letters and Submissions

Federal Health Minister Philpott: Government Committed to Protecting Child and Youth Health

In  response to First Call’s introductory letter of April 2016, Minister of Health Jane Philpott writes that the “Government of Canada is committed to promoting and protecting child and youth health and well-being through continued investments in programs and initiatives.”

The minister confirmed the government is moving forward on commitments to restrict commercial marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children, to bring in tougher regulations to eliminate trans fats and reduce salt and to improve food labelling.

She concludes: “It is because of organizations such as [First Call] that Canada is able to promote health equity and healthy living among all children and youth.”