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

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"News in Brief" for October 02, 2014

Calgary company tackles eating habits
Calgary Herald

Registered dietitian Wendy Shah clinical psychologist Dr Colleen Cannon, co-founders at Craving Change Inc. are fighting chronic health disorders directly related to poor diet and bad eating habits.

Brominated vegetable oil may have adverse health effects:
CBC News

Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, has been making headlines as a new food villain. "There have been some animal studies to show that ... there may be some heart effects, cancer effects, maybe some reproductive effects that aren't so great with these ... flame retardants," said registered dietitian Tammy Cheguis.

The rising cost of eating healthy
CTV News

According to Ottawa Public Health, the average family of four can expect to pay 10% more for healthy foods than it did a year ago. For the average family of four that translates to a whopping $80 a month. Every year Public Health surveys 10 local grocery stores, recording the prices of 67 standard food items that reflect a healthy diet.

Jamie Oliver helps launch fund to support access to better food
Global News

Chef Jamie Oliver joined Sobeys officials Wednesday to help launch The Better Food Fund, starting with a donation to Free The Children to co-develop Home Cook Heroes. Home Cook Heroes is a program that will provide Canadian children between the ages of 12 and 17 with basic cooking skills so they can help prepare their own meals.

Ready, set, pitch! Ottawa teams vie for food-security cash
Ottawa Citizen

The Community Foundation of Ottawa convened a public competition Wednesday to determine which of three food-security projects (Food Hub, reFRESH Ottawa, or MarketMobile) would receive $125,000 in funding.

Making Healthy Communities the Election Issue
Public Health Grey Bruce News Release

All municipal candidates across Grey Bruce will receive a Health in All Policies resource package that highlights important community health issues and the actions, at the local level, to improve these concerns.