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

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Nutrition Resource Centre

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"News in Brief" for September 23, 2014

Do artificial sweeteners cause–not cure–glucose intolerance?
Food Politics

Additional commentary from Dr. Marion Nestle, the Calorie Control Council, and Dr. Frank Hu regarding the recent study published in Nature on artificial sweeteners.

Combined training best for obese teens: Canadian study
Global News

Researchers at the University of Calgary and the University of Ottawa led the Healthy Eating Aerobic and Resistance Training in Youth (HEARTY) trial. "Ultimately, activities in any form is beneficial for kids and teens of all shapes and sizes,” study co-author Angela Alberga said.

Kids' snacks that make the grade
The Globe

Nutritious snacks for kids should contain carbohydrates for energy and a little protein or healthy fat to slow digestion and keep kids’ appetites in check. Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck provides some nutrient-rich snacks that will help fuel kids through busy school days.

More nutrition needed for local poor
The Londoner

A call to increase nutrition and assistance for low-income residents in London and Middlesex County came after a report on the 2014 Nutritious Food Basket Survey Results at the Middlesex-London Health Unit meeting last week.