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Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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"News in Brief" for March 28, 2014

University of Calgary conducts a trial to help reduce childhood obesity
Calgary Herald

Raylene Reimer, a professor of nutrition at the University of Calgary, is examining how drinking a glass of water before dinner with a unique type of fibre dissolved in it may help in maintaining a healthy body weight.

Availability of junk food in schools encourages obesity, study finds
Vancouver Sun

The findings in the study of 29,315 students in Grades 7 to 12 prompted researchers to conclude that schools should get better at creating environments more conducive to healthy eating. Adolescents consume about 40 per cent of their daily dietary intake while at school. The study was based on self-reported information in the 2008 B.C. Adolescent Health Survey and was recently published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Access to sugary drinks affects obesity, UBC study shows
The Globe

Additional commentary on study published Wednesday in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, including comments from Louise M√Ęsse (the study’s lead author), Patti Bacchus (chair of the Vancouver School Board), and a Ministry of Education spokesperson.

The Dish: Can a salad with 57 grams of fat be healthy?
The Star

The Dish asked registered dietitian Carol Harrison to scrutinize nutrition numbers for chicken salads served at Wendy’s and at Milestones Grill & Bar. The key to locating a nutritious chicken salad, she says, is to look at both the nutrition information and a salad’s ingredient list.