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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 11, 2014

Health groups concerned that hidden salt masks calorie reductions
Canadian News Wire

A coalition of health organizations, that goes under the name the Ontario Sodium Alliance, today warned about the restaurant practice of adding salt as a flavour enhancer to compensate for lower calorie menu items that have less sugar or fat.

Patient group warns Ontario against moving services from hospitals to private clinics
Global News

Ontario’s Liberal government is putting community hospitals and medicare at risk with a plan to turn a wide range of services over to private clinics that will extra bill patients, a health care advocacy group warned Monday.

Eat these 10 nutrient-rich foods to promote longevity
The Globe

New study suggests a diet high in animal protein can increase the risk of early death while plant proteins are protective. Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck provides additional commentary.

Some not-so-sweet facts about sugar in our food
The Globe

The concerns over sugar prompted the World Health Organization last week to propose that people should ideally limit the number of added sugars they consume in a day to less than 5 per cent of their total calories. Includes additional commentary from Katie Jessop (Registered Dietitian with the Heart and Stroke Foundation), Manuel Arango (director of health policy at the Heart and Stroke Foundation), and Dr. Arya Sharma (professor and chair in obesity research and management at the University of Alberta).