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

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"News in Brief" for October 27, 2015

Garden Hill First Nation replaces unhealthy food at arena with water, soup
CBC News

Garden Hill First Nation is replacing chips and pop with trail mix and water at its arena thanks to a new farm installed by a not-for-profit group earlier this year.

Halifax mulls tax breaks for businesses donating food destined for landfill
CBC News

The city of Halifax is considering throwing its support behind a national initiative to offer federal tax breaks to businesses that donate food they might otherwise throw out.

Farming: the next generation
Winnipeg Free Press

Earlier this year, Small Scale Food Manitoba issued a report highlighting more than 20 recommendations to create a more viable regulatory and political environment for small, local food producers.

What type of nut butter should I eat if I’m trying to lose weight?
The Globe and Mail

Thanks to an increasing awareness of the health benefits of nuts (and because of peanut allergies), nut butters come in several varieties, ranging from cashew to sunflower seed to walnut.

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases obesity risk later
CTV News

A U.S. study is the first to find that putting on too much weight during pregnancy leads to greater body fat and extra pounds that are not lost even seven years after giving birth.

Go ahead, have that BLT for lunch
The Globe and Mail

It’s important to remember, that not every exposure to a potential carcinogen will cause cancer: Frequency, intensity and potency matter.

What dietitians would eat at East Side Mario's
Huffington Post

In this week's Dietitian's Dish, we asked experts to choose meals they would eat at East Side Mario's.

How food trucks are making school lunch cool
The Atlantic

School districts are starting to lure their students into eating better—by getting their own food trucks up and running on campus.