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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 May 31, 2019

How anti-fat bias in healthcare endangers lives
The Conversation

Science tells us that body weight is not just about lifestyle, and yet healthcare providers often assume that people with obesity are lazy and lack willpower, and that fatness is the only relevant health issue.

How to get back on track after binge eating
Medical News Today

After binge eating, the best thing a person can do is stay positive and return to healthful habits. It can be useful to remember that, just as one day of dieting will not cause a person to lose weight, a day of binge eating will not cause weight gain.

Patients with food allergies may need mental health support
Reuters

Many patients with life-threatening food allergies may feel anxious or overwhelmed at times, but it’s rare for mental health professionals to be involved in their care, suggests a survey of U.S. centers of excellence in allergy treatment.

Veganism: Why food choice can spark rage
Medical News Today

Currently, vegetarianism and veganism only account for 5% and 3% of the United States population, respectively. However, as the public profiles of these diets increase, negative reactions are becoming more visible.

Report finds deficiencies in Thunder Bay school food programs
TB News Watch

A new report from the Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy identifies shortcomings in programming and policies which restrict student access to a healthy food environment.

Food market program tripling in size
The Intelligencer

More residents of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties will soon have better access to fresh produce as the Community Development Council of Quinte more than triples the scope of its market program.