Opinion: Menu Labelling

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Gov’t Committee MPPs Vote to Require Calories on Chain Restaurant Menus by January 1, 2017, Dismiss Expert and Public Calls for Sodium Disclosure Bill Jeffery, LLB, National Coordinator of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest made this… Read More

Cdn dieticians help parents

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If you’re a parent, or a caregiver to children, chances are you have occasional nagging questions about whether your young charges are getting the proper nutrition they need. A new online tool can help you get a sense… Read More

Menu labelling in Ontario legislation passes

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The government of Ontario plans to introduce legislation this winter that would require large restaurant chains to include nutritional information on their menus. Consulting with health care authorities, parents’ groups and food industry reps, the government will also… Read More

Vitamin D reduces risk of hypertension: study

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Increasing intake of vitamin D could help decrease risk for hypertension, according to the world’s largest study examining causal association between the two. “Our study strongly suggests that some cases of cardiovascular disease could be prevented through vitamin… Read More

Healthy Choice? Think Again.

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Food Company’s idea of ‘healthy’: Kraft Dinner with sweetened applesauce and Juice There is not a trip to the grocery store that doesn’t result in one of my daughter’s picking up and asking me to buy some unhealthy… Read More

A Beetroot a Day Keeps Hypertension at Bay?

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Following your five-a-day rule? Have you included beetroot? It appears beetroot may help lower blood pressure. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry showed that eating healthy amounts of nitrate-rich vegetables… Read More

Kids Eating Fish: Is it Healthy?

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Fish is an incredibly great source of protein, and contains DHA, an omega-3 that helps brain development, especially important to small children. So why are we worried about kids eating fish? Health Canada says that children ages 1… Read More

Kids progressively increase salt consumption: cause for concern

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Sodium consumption progressive A fact sheet released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is attempting to help US families cut down their sodium intake, as there is “cause for concern” that high sodium consumption in early life… Read More

New Calculator Sums up your Sodium intake

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Photo: PhD, RD JoAnne Arcand from the U of Toronto Department of Nutritional Sciences talks about her new Sodium Calculator as M.D.,Liberal M.P. St. Paul’s Carolyn Bennett tries it out at a Sodium Reception in Parliament Tuesday. TAKE ME TO THE SALT… Read More

Sodium in restaurants meals ‘alarmingly high’: study

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If you’re eating out, it’s likely you’re consuming more salt than you should, a new study concludes. A new study looking at food served in Canadian chain restaurants revealed ‘alarmingly high’ sodium levels. What surprised researchers most was that… Read More

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