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"News in Brief" for August 28, 2015

Kick up the fun with these lunchbox additions
Calgary Herald

As a Registered Dietitian and parent, Andrea Holwegner is a huge advocate for getting kids involved in lunch packing. Start the school year off right with these 26 nutrition-packed lunch ideas.

Setting sail with Toronto's Great Slave Lake gardeners
CBC News

Quinn and Kingsmill began gardening on their boat — the Pendragon — four summers ago. In total, they have 10 different herbs and vegetables growing in boxes on their deck and hanging on the mast: parsley, dill, cilantro, kale, mustard, romaine, arugula, swiss chard, carrots, and tomatoes.

The home garden that's changing the way we grow food
Pique News Magazine

The VeggieWall from Green Thumb Technology is a fully automated, indoor vegetable garden that you mount right on your wall. "It's an aero-hydroponic garden, so it doesn't use any soil," said McGuinness. "The plants grow in the recycled glass and are fed a nutrient water, which has all the minerals a plant would normally take from the soil."

Child obesity at highest level in Canada and U.S.
CBC News

"Even if we're flat-lining, it's at the highest level ever," said Mark Tremblay, director of the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research program at the Children's Hospital in Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. "The cost is enormous in terms of physical, emotional, mental, social impact, which suggests to me more needs to be done."