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Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

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"News in Brief" for February 20, 2018

Sugar addiction not so sweetly simple
The Star

We often use the language of addiction whilst talking about cravings, but in reality, it comes down to an edible’s glycemic index — how quickly it raises blood glucose.

Fruit juices aren't healthy. Eat a fruit instead
The National Post

Eating actual fruit instead of sipping glorified sugar water is a better choice, nutrition experts say.

Halifax team develops app that makes eating vegetables a game
The Chronicle Herald

The researchers figured an app that promoted healthy eating would knock it back into a family’s daily routine.

Commentary: Food label simplicity has its limitations
The Chronicle Herald

The policy, as presented by Health Canada, appears to overvalue certain nutrients. This may lead consumers away from buying certain nutrients and encourage the purchase of others.

New nutrition research program at Highland Hospital gets $1.5m donation
13 Wham

The research will focus on plant-based nutrition and cancer and will be part of Highland’s new Weight Management & Lifestyle Center. The pilot project will focus on the effects of plant-based nutrition in patients with advanced breast cancer, who are also receiving conventional therapy.