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Does Canada’s Food Guide Promote Weight Gain?

A uOttawa CON-SNP / HKGSA Debate between Dr. Yoni Freedhoff and Dr. Hasan Hutchinson Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

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  1. By Zach Ferraro, PhD CEP

    Every year the Canadian Obesity Network Students and New Professionals (CON-SNP) group at the University of Ottawa organizes and hosts a knowledge translation event open to the public. 

    Our goals are simple
    1. to raise awareness about current public health issues that affect Canadian's of all ages
    2. provide an open, unbiased, balanced and safe public forum for discussion 

    This year we were pleased to welcome Dr. Hasan Hutchinson the Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion from Health Canada and Dr. Yoni Freedhoff  the Medical Director of the Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa. 

    The topic: 


  2. A special shout out to my friend and colleague Mike Borghese for taking the organizational lead on this event.
  3. Here's a look at some tweets from prominent groups and individuals leading up to this much anticipated event...
  4. As always, thanks for your support Alex!
  5. Thanks so much for covering our event Lucy!
    Great pre-debate piece in the Metro
  6. Below is how the story unfolded...
  7. Just under fire code... ;-)
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