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"News in Brief" for November 28, 2014

Calorie, sodium counts coming to fast-food menus near you
CBC News

Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas tabling legislation for the sixth time. GĂ©linas said in the fight against obesity, the strategy gets results. Gelinas noted the practice of posting calories on fast-food menu boards has been happening in parts of the US with success for a number of years.

Grey Cup snack swaps
CHCH News

This weekend will be loaded with high-fat foods as Hamiltonians gather to watch their Ticats (hopefully) win the Grey Cup. Registered dietitian Shannon Crocker is here with some great snack swaps for your tailgate party.

From cooking to skincare, coconut oil is the new craze
CTV News

Dietitian Angela Dufour says there is some supporting evidence to suggest particular health benefits. While many athletes use coconut oil as a source of energy, Dufour says more research is needed to support a direct connection.

Study reaffirms need for folic acid well before conception
CTV News

Folic acid supplementation is well known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects to a developing fetus, but a new study says hopeful moms-to-be should start the process even before they get pregnant to reduce the risk of low birth weight.

Promoting Well-Being at School
Ontario Newsroom

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a partnership with ACTIVE AT SCHOOL and the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea) to get children more active every day. ACTIVE AT SCHOOL will be working with Ontario and Ophea to help implement 60 minutes of physical activity for kids connected to the school day.