Test with Nishant on Sept 2 - 2 2017-09-02
Weekly Roundup – September 1 2017
A curated mix of recent articles, news, announcements and events.
- Health Canada is seeking to control the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children
With almost 1 in 3 children 6‐17 years old being overweight or obese, Health Canada has launched a Healthy Eating Strategy to support Canadians in making healthier choices by improving the food environment. One area they are focussing on is to restrict the
marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children.
Learn more and connect with Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy by clicking here. You can also register to be notified when the “What We Heard” Report is published.
- Toddlers engaged in education activities at home or in their surroundings seem to be more advanced by grade 5 (when compared to their peers)
According to a study conducted by researchers at NYU Steinhardt, the early learning environment predicts children’s 5th grade skills.
Children were assessed on pre-academic and academic skills respectively and the early learning environment supports the emergence of pre-academic skills that are stable into early adolescence, and pathways generalize across ethnic/racial groups.
Click here to learn more.
- Credit Suisse launches a digital piggybank (Digipigi) for kids
Credit Suisse, one of the largest Swiss banks, launched a digital piggy bank with built-in apps allowing children (in Switzerland) under 12 to set savings goals, check their balance and make payments.
This definitely helps with financial education of children and make it easier for them to get started early. Not sure if and when this will come to Canada, but, there definitely is a market for this as to world goes digital.
Read more about this digital product here.