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

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Nutrition Resource Centre

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"News in Brief" for November 18, 2014

Toronto to look at restricting the sale of energy drinks to kids
Global News

The city’s Board of Health has agreed to look into restricting the sale of energy drinks in various places across the city. The motion, put forth by Scarborough Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, suggests the city’s Medical Officer of Health investigate how to keep kids under 18 from getting their hands on energy drinks.

Home cooking a key ingredient to a healthy diet: study
Metro News Canada

Cooking at home can lead to consuming fewer calories and healthier foods, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Research. The researchers say it won’t be easy to get people cooking more often, but there are ways. The study was presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition on Monday.

Think microwaves aren’t safe? You’re better off worrying about other sources of radiation, dietitian says
The Post

A quick online search of “microwave dangers” brought up some startling claims and concerns. However, microwaving can be a healthful, convenient way to cook. Just be sure your appliance is in good repair and use a microwave-safe container. The biggest health risk involved is probably the foods you choose to microwave.

Most Schools Still Don’t Meet Federal Nutrition Standards

When schools aren’t forced to provide healthy food, they usually don’t, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Only a small number of schools offered healthy food options before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) federally mandated them when the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was signed into law in 2010.