Standing Committee on Health (HESA)

Following months of studying chronic diseases relating to aging, the health committee has shifted its focus to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.  Important topics discussed are the strengthening of food labelling regulation, reduction in sodium and trans fats, increased taxes on sugar products, minimizing advertisements to children and increasing preventative actions for individuals.  By taking these steps the government could decrease health expenditure over time by improving the health of Canadians.