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"News in Brief" for October 21, 2014

Food Banks Canada & RFDA deliver fresh food to First Nations
CBC News

A group of First Nations in northwestern Ontario is getting fresh fruits and vegetable this month, thanks to a pilot project between Food Banks Canada and the Regional Food Distribution Association. Volker Kromm, the association's executive director, said statistics show one in five Aboriginal people, living on reserve don't get enough to eat, and nearly half of those people are children.

Recall issued for Bio, Natrel, PC Organics milk products
CTV News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled more than two dozen milk products due to spoilage. These include products from Irresistibles Bio, Natrel, and PC Organics that were distributed in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. The expiration dates on the products range from Oct. 18-31.

Milk substitutes short on Vitamin D: Study
The Star

St. Michael’s researcher finds kids who drink non-dairy rice, almond or soy milk more likely to have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. “Caregivers need to be aware of the amount of vitamin D, calcium and other nutrients in alternative milk beverages so they can make informed choices for their children,” said study lead Dr. Jonathon Maguire.

Kids who drink milk substitutes may be missing out on vitamin D
The Globe

Registered dietitian Leslie Beck provides a guide to non-dairy beverages.

Campus eating beyond fast food or the meal plan
The Globe

Simply getting students to eat at campus establishments became chef and food activist Joshna Maharaj’s main concern when she became executive chef and assistant head of Ryerson University’s food services in August last year. Other university food programs are also highlighted including: University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and Trent University.

Gluten-Free Market coming to Halton Sunday
Inside Halton

Canada’s Gluten-Free Market is coming to Halton Sunday (Oct. 26) for a one-day shopping and tasting event. The event hosts three guest speakers, including: Stephanie Clairmont (culinary dietitian), Cecile Gough (registered nurse), and Sue Newell (Canadian Celiac Association)

Vancouver kicks off GMO-food awareness campaign
Vancouver Sun

The City of Vancouver will kick off a week of events on Tuesday morning for Non-GMO Awareness Week in an effort to promote better understanding of the issues raised by genetically modified organisms in our food system.