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"News in Brief" for September 30, 2014

Celebrate Ontario Agriculture Week and Ontario's farming families
Canada Newswire

Ontario is a province overflowing with nutritious and delicious food. So, from October 6 to 11, Farm & Food Care, Foodland Ontario and Ontario's 37,000 farm families will be celebrating the people that make that possible during Ontario Agriculture Week. There are many events being planned to celebrate the week.

Halton Healthcare Services marks Agricultural Week with Food Expos in hospitals
Inside Halton

Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) is celebrating Ontario Agricultural Week (Oct. 6-12) by hosting Fall Food Expos at each of its three hospitals. In January, HHS was awarded funding from the Ontario Greenbelt Fund for a project called Good For You, Locally Grown aimed at getting more local food into hospital kitchens.

Is butter coffee good for you?
The Globe

I’ve heard that adding butter to coffee is healthy. Do you recommend it? Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck answers this question.

Natural sugars: a new culprit in IBS
The Globe

Knowing which foods to eat, and which ones to avoid, is powerful information when it comes to spelling relief from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck discusses the low FODMAP diet.

New Tax Credit to Benefit Farmers and Communities
Ontario Newsroom

The Food Donation Tax Credit for Farmers - the only one of its kind in Canada - is giving farmers a tax credit valued at 25 per cent of the fair market value of the agricultural products they donate to community food programs, including food banks and student nutrition programs.