From the Canadian Press: Hold the salt. Nova Scotia’s Capital Health district is demonstrating a low-sodium menu at two Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre cafeterias this week. The recipes are all from a new book by staff dietitian Maureen Tilley. Tilley says excessive salt is a key risk factor for high blood pressure which affects one in five Canadians. …

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  From the Social Detriments of Health Listserv: The Poverty Elimination Act was introduced in the House of Commons today. It’s purpose is “to impose on the federal government the obligation to eliminate poverty and promote social inclusion by establishing and implementing a strategy for poverty elimination in consultation with theprovincial, territorial, municipal and Aboriginal governments and with civil society organizations.” Below are a …

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Local Food NS is pleased to announce that its first grant program is now accepting applications. The fund will provide grants to community-based organizations with the aim to strengthen the local food system in Nova Scotia. “We envision a future for Nova Scotia where rich top soil, clean air and water, resilient farm and fishing communities and a secure, healthy, local food supply …

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 The Harris Centre at Memorial University recently hosted a panel discussion entitled: “Whats for dinner? Building a Healthy, Reliable Food Supply for NL”. The panel included: Kevin Morgan, a Professor of Governance and Development at the School of City and Regional Planning at the University of Cardiff in the UK; Kristie Jameson, the Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Food Security …

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This great video highlights the importance of eating locally produced, Canadian foods. Some shocking facts, including: Nova Scotia produced half as many blueberries as it did just four years earlier  It is definitely a trend that can be reversed by demanding more local foods from your grocery store and supporting local farmers by buying directly from them at farmers markets …

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We have been lucky to get in at ground zero on the first year of the MSVU Community Garden project. It is a great project to be involved in, especially to get out in the nice spring weather and work together with other people on campus and the local community to plant some vegetables and learn about how to grow …

Food Security Research Centre participating in MSVU Community Garden Read more »

A newly formed East Coast Organic Milk Co-operative, which includes many dairy producers as well as Mike Main, an agrologist based in Truro, are trying to bring Organic Milk to the grocery shelves of Atlantic Canada.  Mike is trying to help smaller producers overcome traditional obstacles such as the high cost of processing. Main is determined: “We’re convinced there’s a way …

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On Thursday June 17th Sobeys Mill Cove on the Bedford Highway will be hosting “Campbell’s Help Hunger Disappear” Event.  Campbell’s has partnered with Food Banks Canada to help raise money and food donations for food banks across Canada. Sobeys will have a large display of Campbell’s soup cans that will be in the formation of the word “Hunger”.  As the …

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In recognition of National Hunger Awareness Day (June 1st) Kraft Canada begins The Kraft Hunger Challenge.  The fundraiser will run from June 1st – 12th  in every province across Canada. This is a very important fundraising opportunity due to the high demand and low donation rate to food banks in the summer.  Every donation made across Canada will be matched …

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