A Poem: “Healthy Choices”


Obesity in Canada

tripled in 30 years.


Eight million affected.


The federal government

develops an online tool

to promote healthy eating and

encourage physical activity.


The Ontario government

introduces the Healthy Menu Choices Act

so we can know the calories

when ordering food.


And in the City of Ottawa

– in Bells Corners –

the Mayor and the Councillor

help secure a 10-year grant

to allow the return of



(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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