Alfred Aziz, Director General, Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Health Canada

Dr. Alfred Aziz holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. He joined Health Canada in 2006, first as postdoctoral fellow and then as a research scientist. After completing a few assignments as part of Health Canada’s Science Management Development Program, Alfred was appointed the Chief of Nutrition Regulations and Standards Division in 2014. Alfred led the updates to the Nutrition Labelling regulations and a multi-disciplinary team responsible for managing and integrating initiatives under the Healthy Eating Strategy, while directly being responsible for leading the work on labelling initiatives, sodium reduction and trans-fat elimination. In February 2019, Alfred assumed the role of the Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion, which is the federal authority on dietary guidance and healthy eating policies. Since then, he has been leading efforts to promote and facilitate awareness, use and impact of Canada’s Food Guide, and to establish a strong framework for monitoring food marketing to children.

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