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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 17, 2014

Rising grocery costs add up for Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes food bank
Durham Region News

A jump in grocery costs and an increased number of people seeking help have forced the Uxbridge food bank to spend about $800 more each month to feed those in need. Increased grocery costs are a trend across Durham and the regional health department has the facts and figures to back it up. According to the health department’s 2014 Nutritious Food Basket report, the cost of a basic healthy diet in Durham has increased by 11 per cent from 2011.

6 misconceptions about nutrition and healthy eating
Global News

Gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free. Guidelines on sugar, recommendations for salt intake, limits on red meat consumption. The Dukan diet, a cleanse, and a juicing craze. These days, it’s hard to wade through what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to nutritional advice and what you should be eating. Global News asked registered dietitian Zannat Reza to walk readers through the top misconceptions out there about nutrition.

Posting Calorie Values on Menus Shows Long-Term Success
Huffington Post Canada

A new study presented at the Second Annual Obesity Journal Symposium in Boston showed that calorie labeling on menus can indeed influence the choices people make once they become aware of the differences. This study followed a group of college students over a total period of two academic years, or 72 weeks.