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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 19, 2014

The Diet Fix ... Why Diets Fail
CBC News (The Current)

AUDIO: If you Google "New Diet" you will get 778-million-results. Millions of people struggle with weight loss. Could it be that we have it wrong? Dr. Yoni Freedhoff explains why diets fail and how relying on the Canada Food Guide to keep you slim and healthy may not do much of either.

Helping Youth with Eating Disorders Get Care Closer to Home
Ontario Newsroom

Ontario is helping more children and youth with eating disorders get the treatment and care they need to recover closer to home. The province will open its first public residential treatment program for children and youth with eating disorders at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby this fall. The program will have 12 beds and treat approximately 32 patients annually.

Table Talk: Healthy roster of events marks nutrition month
Montreal Gazette

Montreal’s annual health-food exposition will be held Friday through Sunday at the Palais des Congrès. Talks, cooking demonstrations, and tastings will be offered almost non-stop. Wednesday is the day you can get free advice about what you should eat to be healthy by calling 866-233-3310 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Both English and French questions will be answered by a registered dietitian as part of the March Nutrition Month promotion of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.

For IBS sufferers, avoiding FODMAP — and, of course, knowing what that means — could be the key to comfort
The Post

In a healthy bowel, FODMAP-containing carbohydrates don’t seem to pose any real problems. In a bowel under duress, however, fermentable carbohydrates can end in the large intestine, where bacteria that feed on them produce gas, as well as the resulting pain and bloating that go with it. Some of these changes can also trigger loose stool or diarrhea, along with its associated discomforts. It’s for this reason that researchers have begun studying the low-FODMAP diet, and with promising results.