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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 November 14, 2014

Sugar is the same, nutritionally, even by any other name
CBC News

Consumers who think brown sugar is healthier than white sugar, that the large-grained demerara sugar is healthier than brown sugar, or that honey is better than any of them, think again — nutritionally, they're all basically the same, according to some experts.

Recognizing World Diabetes Day
CTV News

The reality is that type 2 diabetes is a complex condition with roots in genetics, the environment and individual behavioural choices. For those who are at high risk for diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle and other behaviour choices that lead to obesity can also increase the risk of developing diabetes. Programs that improve diet and encourage physical activity have been shown to reduce that risk by nearly 60 per cent, even with only a modest change in weight.

A walk on the poor side
Northumberland Today

Municipal politicians and other community leaders are being asked to see what it is like to live in poverty in Northumberland. "The Rethink Health Poverty Simulation Event is designed to give participants a snapshot of what it's like to live in poverty, particularly with the unexpected twists and turns that some families face to make ends meet each month," the local health unit's registered dietitian and organizer, Azevedo-Perry stated in a media release.

Recognizing Agri-Food Innovation Excellence in Guelph
Ontario Newsroom

The regional recipients of the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence were celebrated and honoured at a ceremony in Guelph for their contributions to the creation of new products, adding value to existing products, helping support job creation, and building economic growth in Ontario.

Sugar's not so sweet for Simcoe County
Simcoe News

According to Statistics Canada, 21.4 per cent of the calories Canadians consume is coming from sugar. The amount of sugar Canadians are consuming is displacing healthier food options in our diets, says Renee Gaudet, registered dietitian with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.