Leadership Centre

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Community Food Advisor

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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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

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"News in Brief" for July 09, 2018

Canadian researchers develop strip to show if food is spoiled
Digital Journal

A strip of plastic film may one day make "best before" dates irrelevant. Thanks to research being conducted at Canada's McMaster University, the food packaging itself may soon definitively tell you if the food is safe to eat.

Sperm quality improved by adding nuts to diet, study says
BBC News

Eating nuts regularly could improve sperm health, a study suggests. The study comes amid a decline in sperm counts across the Western world, linked to pollution, smoking and diet.

Is a food vendor clean? Check the condiments, says microbiologist
CBC News

Alberta microbiologist Jason Tetro says if you want to get a sense of how a vendor treats food safety, check the condiments, as outdoor eating at festivals and events can lead to food illnesses.

No longer content with avocado toast, people are eating the pits
Calgary Herald

If you’re like most people, you slice your avocados in half lengthwise, dislodge the pit (hopefully without gravely injuring your hand) and discard it along with the skin. But a growing number of people deem the seed an antioxidant bomb much too valuable to be wasted.

Bugs are coming soon to your dinner table

About 1,900 insect species are found in traditional diets, with some of the biggest markets being Thailand, Japan, China, Australia and Peru. Now they’re showing up in foods across Europe and the Americas, as well as in quirky specialty products and on restaurant menus.