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

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"News in Brief" for October 19, 2015

Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network using technology to help prevent childhood obesity
CNW: Canada NewsWire

Researchers conducting a study at the Edmonton Oliver PCN are using an innovative technology to help parents better identify their children's diet and physical activity habits in an effort to prevent childhood obesity.

Pond Inlet, Nunavut, hunters say food security tops election priorities
CBC News

Food security and the Nutrition North program are top of mind for voters in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, where hunters say the high cost of store-bought food is putting pressure on them to provide country food for their families.

Corner stores fill needed niches as communities revitalize
Calgary Herald

Might bringing back the convenience store be something developers and city planners in Calgary should be looking at, both for established communities and new suburbs?

Teal pumpkins shine light on child food allergies this Halloween
Stouffville Sun-Tribune

Area homeowners are being asked to offer some non-food items to trick-or-treaters this Halloween to include children with food allergies who cannot consume chocolate or other candies.

Nutritious foods you should stop throwing away
Hamilton Spectator

The parts of the fruits and vegetables that are often thought of as scraps or trimmings are actually culinary stars in their own right.

Pulses disruption on the rise
Food Dive

To increase public awareness of pulses' nutritional benefits as part of sustainable food production, food security and nutrition, the General Assembly of the United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses.

Salt warning labels coming to New York City, December
Food Politics

The rule, which takes effect December 1, says that chains with 15 or more locations in New York City must display a warning symbol — a salt shaker inside a triangle — if the item has more than 2,300 milligrams of salt.

EU examines insects as food
The Western Producer

Houseflies, crickets and silkworms can be safe, nutritious and more environmentally friendly alternatives to chicken, beef and pork, according to research carried out for the European Commission.