Fast Food

Why Mexico's Ban on Advertising Food to Kids Might Not Work

Bill Bogart | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Business
Bill Bogart

This summer Mexico put in place a ban of food advertising to children. The target is junk. Restricting advertising to children is good policy as one part of efforts to have our kids eat nutritiously right from the start. However, in this increasingly interconnected world it is harder and harder for any one society to effectively constrain such promotions.

Malnourished Kids Don't Always Look The Way You Think

Jessica Zapata | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jessica Zapata

Obesity is one of the leading causes of heart disease and metabolic syndromes. It leads to a deterioration in the quality of our life and often the length, too. Some experts have gone as far as saying childhood obesity is such an epidemic that this current generation of youngsters will have a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents!

Make Way for the New "Virtuous" Fast Food

Bill Bogart | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

there is some evidence that consumers are turning away from at least some forms of junk food and beverages. To the extent this is so the market will respond. One piece of evidence is the falling rates of soft drink consumption. Another indication that some consumers are spurning junk food and beverages is the emergence of "virtuous fast food."

Why the McDonald's Nutrition Ambassador 'Mr. Happy' Makes Me Sad

Tosca Reno | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Living
Tosca Reno

Say hello to "Mr. Happy," McDonald's new ambassador of nutrition. Yes, nutrition and McDonald's are now in the same sentence! I'm scared and sad. I don't want to learn from a box. I don't want to learn from a scary, big toothed, slightly creepy object. How am I supposed to trust that? Nutrition needs to be clean, whole, nutrient dense and not in a box. I can make a fast food meal that's more nutritious and much faster than McDonald's can -- raw spinach greens, easy over eggs and a green smoothie. It would take 10 minutes flat and I wouldn't have to leave my house or put expensive, air polluting gas in the car!

What Does It Take To Make Your Fast Food Look Like An Ad?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living

If you look online, you can easily find plenty of examples showing you just how different the fast food you order at a restaurant is from the advertis...

Would You Feel Safer With a Robot Behind the Fast Food Counter?

Steven Burton | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Business
Steven Burton

Robots may soon be preparing and serving food at fast food restaurants. Increased pressure to raise employee wages has prompted chains to rethink their business model and replace these workers with machines. This technology will begin arriving soon but will the food still taste good and be safe to eat?

Home Run Hunger: The Most Outrageous Stadium Food

Gal's Got Game | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Gal's Got Game

For fans, there's thrill in the spill, excitement in excess and comfort in the calories of stadium food, whether you belong to the salty sorority or the battered brotherhood. And in the especially lengthy game of baseball, a hearty, crowd-pleasing menu is needed to keep fans at their top-notch cheering ability.

Should We Assume Overweight People Are Lazy or Excessive?

Bill Bogart | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

With obesity the die is usually cast early. The results of a major study in the US have established that a third of children overweight in kindergarten are obese by the eighth grade. Almost every child who was very obese stayed that way as they grew older. An individual should not be easily blamed for conditions that result from their childhood when they have little control over their well-being.

Subway Removing 'Shoe Rubber' Chemical From Bread

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway says it's in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes. The an...

Health in the Time of Fast Food

Lauren Messervey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

I still visit the memory of my four-piece McNuggets with fond love, but I think I'll stick to my granola and yogurt. In the end, I'd rather be healthy.

So HOW Bad Is Fast Food?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Living

A new study from Harvard Medical School finds that fast food restaurant meals are actually even bigger calorie bombs than you think they are. And yes,...

Fast Food is Poison. Why Are We Still Selling it?

Grant Gordon | Posted 12.16.2013 | Canada Living
Grant Gordon

We shared recipes and simple ideas for students (and their parents) to make healthy, yummy, affordable food. Because fast food won't change -- it's made by scientists in white lab coats to be as cheap and addictive as possible -- the only way to stick it to fast food is to replace fast food with quick and delicious real food.

Fermented Foods Are Fantastic for Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Many a farmer and researcher have searched for ways to preserve shelf life. A small group of people have learned that in order to beat the bugs, they need to incorporate not chemicals or cooling but a collection of microbes that can not only keep food safe, but also keep it tasty for ages.

How One Woman Revolutionized Halal Food in Canada

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada
Amber Rehman

Salima Jivraj, the founder of Halal Foodie and the Halal Food Festival in Toronto has become a hot star in one the largest Muslim communities in Canada, Salima has used her food and marketing abilities to bring the Halal food industry, valued at over a billion dollars, to the 21st century.

11 Nutrition Pros on What They Eat on the Go

Meghan Telpner | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

There are certain things that are welcomed to enjoy in moderation. More fall more into the 'never ever' category. Fast food, diet sodas, and anything comprised of GMO and/or chemistry experiments is part of that. I asked my own UnDiet community of leading nutritionists, health experts, doctors, best selling authors what they would choose as their go-to fast food options.

Most Restaurant Food Has Too Many Calories, Studies Find

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

That too much fondness of fast food can cause weight problems is old news. But the idea that nearly all types of restaurants dish up meals that can ex...

Don't Ban my Burgers: Why Nutrition Zealots Have it All Wrong

Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick

I don't know a soul who does not enjoy a burger once in a while. Nothing is wrong with the occasional pre-packaged meal, restaurant visit or the like. Banning it completely is a mistake and that's where the nutritional zealots need to perhaps revise some of their approach.

WATCH: Man Eats 100 Slices of Grilled Onions

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Living

Caution: This may not be suitable for viewers with queasy stomachs — and needless to say, do not try this at home. Japan's famous burger eating m...

EW: 13 Fast Food Items With Over 1,000 Calories

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Living

WARNING: you're about to be grossed out. We may be unimpressed looking at our neighbours down south and their over-the-top diners and extreme fast...

In Praise of the Gourmet Burger

Danko Jones | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Since McDonald's fast food restaurants were brought to their knees by Morgan Spurlock's "Supersize Me" documentary, patronage has dropped quite considerably. Despite people's growing aversion to the golden arches, the collective craving for a hamburger hasn't diminished. What's helped satiate the ground beef patty itch is the recent trend of the gourmet burger.

Pizza Hut Is Making.. A Perfume?

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Style

DALLAS - Oh, to be one of 110 select Canadians!They'll find in their mailboxes a bottle of pizza-scented perfume before Christmas, courtesy of Pizza H...

Chick-fil-A: Still Serving up Hate With a Side of Fries

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Business
Kolby Solinsky

On Friday, the puppet poultry establishment, Chick-fil-a, released another statement opposing same-sex marriage, this one printed on Mike Huckabee's website. Honestly... you're a chicken store. You sell undercooked squawk. Nobody cares what you think about gay marriage so stop shoving it down our throats.

Politicians Face Trending Scandal: FatGate

David Gratzer | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Politics
David Gratzer

Only a few years ago, if you'd attacked a politician for his weight, or complained about where she ate her dinner, it would be seen as poor form. Reporters could write about a politician's views on taxes and trade, but the burgers and buns on his dinner plate were off limits. How times have changed.The fight against obesity has mobilized a growing number of public health zealots, who've taken a punitive, selective and judgmental approach to anti-obesity policy.

Feeling Supersized? Blame Today's Mega-Portions

Rose Reisman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

One of the reasons for almost 60 per cent of Canadians being overweight is due to the large portions of food we're getting at restaurants, fast food chains and the supermarkets. Adults are about 25 pounds heavier than they were in the 1950s! No wonder we have increased incidences of heart and stroke disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Here are some tips to remember when eating out...

Our Stealthy Weapon Against China: Junk Food

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

A growing preference for Western-style fast food in Asian and Southeast Asian countries already shows an impact on their populations' health, and not in a good way, according a newly released study. During the study's 16-year follow-up period, 2,252 participants developed diabetes and 1,397 died of heart attacks or heart-related diseases.