Temporal changes in diet quality and the associated economic burden in Canada

It is the first whole diet comparison using Canada’s best dietary data spanning from 2004 to 2015 and showing a modest improvements in diet quality. The economic burden of unhealthy eating is enormous. In 2004 this was estimated for Canada to be $ 3.2 Billion per year. Due to the modest improvements in diet quality it came down with $ 219 million by 2015. Policy and decision makers are encouraged to expand nutrition programs and policies in order to prevent chronic diseases and reduce health care costs.

Year of Publication: 2018

Authors: Léon Nshimyumukiza, Jessica Lieffers, John Paul Ekwaru, Arto Ohinmaa, Paul Veugelers