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"News in Brief" for March 18, 2014

Student Nutrition Programs Take a Bite out of Children's Health Challenges -- 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014
Canadian News Wire

Canada is the only G8 country without a national school nutrition program. At the 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014, a panel of expert speakers will discuss the implementation of a Pan-Canadian Student Nutrition Program as one of the ways to take action on childhood obesity, physical inactivity and hunger.

Saturated fat alone doesn't predict heart disease risk
CBC News

The review of 45 observational studies and 27 randomized trials on coronary heart disease risks based on diet data from more than 600,000 people in Europe, North America and Asia was published in Monday’s issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Includes commentary from study author (Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian of the department of epidemiology at Harvard University) as well as commentary from Richard Bazinet (a professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto).

Meet the BrusselKale, possibly the trendiest superfood yet
CTV News

A cross between kale and brussels sprouts, the aptly named "BrusselKale" is expected to make its debut in a Canadian grocery store this month. Developed by British vegetable breeder Tozer Seeds, the new veggie superfood will likely be available at Pusateri's, Toronto's high-end grocery retailer, in the next couple of weeks.

Nutrition month focuses on preparing, enjoying simple food together as a family
CTV News

March is nutrition month and this year’s theme is “simply cook and enjoy,” which puts a focus on real, simple food to be prepared and enjoyed together as a family. Registered dietitian Angela Dufour says the key to successful family meals is being organized.

I limit fruit to save calories. Which are the healthiest?
The Globe

Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck answers this question.