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"News in Brief" for October 20, 2014

Healthy Eating Costs Soar
Blackburn News

According to results of the Nutritious Food Basket survey conducted in May, it costs $835.08 each month for a Lambton family of four on Ontario Works, to meet a nutritionally adequate diet. County of Lambton Registered Dietitian Simone Edginton says it demonstrates that low income residents will be struggling even more as food prices increase.

Quebec Waste Reduction Week aims to keep food out of trash
CBC News

Quebec's Waste Reduction Week kicked off over the weekend and this year's focus is cutting down on the amount of food that ends up in the trash. Environmental group Action RE-Buts says about a third of food in Canada goes to waste. They say not only is the food wasted, but so are the fossil fuels and water that went into growing and transporting the food.

Shaping Up: It's time to reconnect with our bodies
Montreal Gazette

If you want to create healthy change, you have to tune inwards. All change starts from within, but you have to be mindful about it. And quite often, that’s so much easier said than done. Psychologist Jodie Richardson, along with dietitian Vanessa Perrone, will present a conference (in French) at the Douglas Mini-Psych School on the importance of mindfulness and reconnection with our bodies and our food, on Nov. 12.

Study says olive oil and nuts can help reverse metabolic syndrome
The Globe

A Mediterranean diet enhanced with extra nuts or more olive oil improved certain heart-risk factors among people who had them – but did not prevent others from developing them – according to a new study from Spain.

The dilemma between healthy eating and staying above the poverty line
The Globe

Nova Scotia households report among the highest rates of “food insecurity” in the country, according to a Nova Scotia-based study recently published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. And Halifax had the highest rate among big cities, with one in five households at risk.

B.C. should grow food, not McMansions
Vancouver Sun

Farmer Joel Salatin says it will take a food crisis before we realize the need for change. Putting fallow land around monster homes that are proliferating in the Agricultural Land Reserve back into production will be key to building local food security in B.C.