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Happy Thanksgiving – Be safe & avoid foodborne illness

In Canada, this Monday marks our Thanksgiving Day. If you’re the one preparing much of the delicious eats, you’re not alone if when it comes to food safety, you have turkey and stuffing on your mind. While they’re the obvious culprits when it comes to foodborne illness, there are other potential offenders that could be […]

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Vote for healthy food and food literacy in Ontario schools

Where is food literacy headed for the students of Ontario? We almost had it – legislation to teach critical life skills to Ontario students. Bill 216 – Food Literacy for Students Act, 2020 was to include the following: “The Education Act is amended to provide that curriculum guidelines shall require that courses of study be […]

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Moldy food- do you cut it or toss it?

You’re not alone if you can’t resist the sight of baskets of seasonal goodies like peaches, plums and tomatoes and end up buying too much. We know that the season will soon end and so will the access to all this glorious produce. Or maybe, as these days we’re not touching fruits and vegetables that […]

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There is a safer alternative to the tuna you’re likely buying

Canadian tuna (and US Pacific Northwest) – a nutritious catch you likely don’t know about     Canned tuna-people either love it or hate it but even for those who love it – many have turned away from this pantry staple. While albacore tuna is a rich source of omega 3 fats, the warnings about […]

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Your questions answered: How do you bring groceries into your home?

You’re not alone if you’ve been worrying about how to bring your groceries into your home safely. I’ve received a number of queries from readers. There’s currently a video by a family doctor which has been widely circulated and it’s creating needless stress- to put it mildly! If you have watched this video, relax and […]

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Still eating raw sprouts? For health’s sake, it’s time to stop

  There has been yet another recall of sprouts – this time bean sprouts – due to possible contamination by salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently issued a recall for Fresh Sprout International brand Fresh Bean Sprouts and warns consumers not to consume the recalled product due to possible Salmonella contamination. But the […]

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Do you know about the vitamin D-sunlight and gut connection?

It’s not uncommon for many people to say that they suffer assorted symptoms, such as lethargy and depression, as the days get shorter but new research shows that the lack of sunlight affects so much more. There appears to be a connection between skin exposure to UVB light and the microbiome – that mix of […]

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A Canadian conundrum: how many peanuts are really in your peanut butter

I’ve been reading a number of social media posts lately about the best way to store natural peanut butter. For many people, that layer of oil on top of natural peanut butter is off putting enough to make them forgo that kind and go for other varieties. Various ideas about getting rid of the oil […]

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