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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 17, 2014

Big study will test chocolate extract pills for heart health
CTV News

A large study, enrolling 18,000 men and women across the United States, is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The study will be the first large test of cocoa flavanols, which in previous smaller studies improved blood pressure, cholesterol, the body's use of insulin, artery health and other heart-related factors. The study will be sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Mars Inc.

Water not a 'magic bullet' for losing weight, nutrition expert says
CTV News

Drinking water is often advised as a way to quicken the weight loss process. However, a nutrition expert from the University of Alabama in Birmingham says water isn't the "magic bullet" for losing weight. "There is very little evidence that drinking water promotes weight loss; it is one of those self-perpetuating myths," said Beth Kitchin, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor of nutrition sciences. "I'm not saying drinking water isn't good; but only one study showed people who drank more water burned a few extra calories, and it was only a couple of extra calories a day."

Brazil takes an unambiguous new approach to reverse obesity
The Globe

Brazil has a plan to reverse obesity – and it’s winning raves from North America’s toughest nutrition critics, including author Michael Pollan, food-industry watchdog Marion Nestle and Canadian bariatric expert Yoni Freedhoff.

Hold that salt! Top 5 foods packed with sodium
Global News

Global News asked longtime Heart and Stroke Foundation dietitian Carol Dombrow to list which foods that we eat on a daily basis but are common suspects for sodium.