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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 March 10, 2014

Child obesity causing jump in sleep apnea cases, testing
CBC News

More Canadian children are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea due to spiking rates of obesity, according to two Ontario sleep doctors. 1,000 children waiting for sleep test at Ottawa's Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Dr. Indra Narang, the director of sleep medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, says obesity-related sleep apnea is the main reason children are referred to her department.

Heinz baby food recalled for packaging defect worries
CBC News

Heinz Canada has voluntary recalled some of its baby food following concerns a potential packaging defect might have spoiled the food. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall on Sunday.

Pesticide traces in some tea exceed allowable limits
CBC News

CBC tested black and green teas including Canada’s most popular brands: Lipton, Red Rose, Tetley and Twinings. Using the testing method employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to test pesticide residues in dry tea leaves, CBC reveals that some teas on the market contain levels of pesticides that exceed Canadian standards.

Hidden sugar: Why the WHO recommendations may be hard to meet
CTV News

New sugar consumption guidelines issued by the World Health Organization this week suggest that adults should be limiting their sugar intake to six teaspoons per day, or about 25 grams. By scrolling over each photo, you can see how much sugar is contained is some of the more popular products found on grocery-store shelves.

Reality check: Are cheeseburgers really as deadly as smoking?
Global News

Steak, cheeseburgers and milkshakes may be fighting for Public Enemy No. 1 status this week after a new study warned that meat and dairy are as deadly to our health as smoking 20 cigarettes a day. But the decades-long research has garnered mixed responses, with health editors, doctors and even cancer organizations poking holes in the findings.