Tara Duhaney

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OBJECTIVE To determine the information and support needs among parents of young children in a region of Canada. DESIGN AND SAMPLE A cross-sectional survey was mailed to a stratified random sample of 1,064 parents of children aged 6 years and under. Of the 359 respondents, the majority were Caucasian, female, married, and well educated. MEASURES An(More)
The accuracy of the Nutrition Facts table (NFt) has a significant impact on Canadian efforts to reduce dietary sodium and monitor sodium content in foods. This study assessed the accuracy of sodium (and calories, trans fat, saturated fat, sugar) reported on the NFt for selected foods and beverages in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)(More)
Marketing of foods and beverages high in fat, sugar and salt are suggested to contribute to poor dietary behaviours in children and diet-related diseases later in life. This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials aimed to assess the effects of unhealthy food and beverage marketing on dietary intake (grams or kilocalories) and dietary(More)
In 2010, unhealthy diets were estimated to be the leading risk for death and disability in Canada and globally. Although important, policies aimed at improving individual's skills in selecting and eating healthy foods has had a limited effect. Policies that create healthy eating environments are strongly recommended but have not yet been effectively and/or(More)
Viewpoint Calls for Restricting the Marketing of Unhealthy Food to Children: Canadian Cardiovascular Health Care and Scientific Community Get Ignored by Policy Makers. What Can They Do? Norm Campbell, MD, Andrew Pipe, CM, MD, LLD(Hon), DSc(Hon), and Tara Duhaney, MHSc Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Community Health Sciences, University of(More)
The Global Burden of Disease Study and related studies report unhealthy diet is the leading risk for death and disability globally. Given the evidence associating diet and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), international and national health bodies including the World Health Organization and United Nations have called for population health interventions to(More)
Unhealthy diet is the leading risk factor for death, life-years lost, and disability in Canada according to the latest Global Burden of Disease Study, which estimated that 65 722 Canadians died and 864 032 lifeyears were lost in 2010 as a result of unhealthy diet.1 Unhealthy diet, broadly defined by the World Health Organization as being high in saturated(More)