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  • Symposium > 2015

    Food waste concerns all of us

    With over 7 billion people on the globe today, and an expected 9 billion by 2050, some predict that food production must increase by 70-100%. However, it may be possible to mitigate production requirements by assessing what types of healthy food will reduce health costs and also improve...

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  • Symposium > 2015

    Sustainable diets: Good for us, good for the planet

    With the food system now recognized as a major source of environmental impact, many individuals are seeking information about sustainable food choices and eating patterns. The term sustainable diet has become popularized, although the term sustainable healthy diet would be preferred as it...

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  • Symposium > 2015

    Sustainability of the global food supply

    Scientific and technological developments over the last century transformed our food supply into a global, enormously complex, and extremely sophisticated system that has successfully achieved a safe, nutritious, abundant, and sustainable food supply for healthier people everywhere....

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  • Symposium > 2014

    Sodium recommendations – What are optimal levels?

    Dietary sodium, essential to human existence, has sometimes been a scarce and much valued nutrient. More recently, however, many authorities have suggested that the sodium intake of most people is excessive, and responsible for increased risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. The...

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  • Symposium > 2014

    Dietary sugars and health

    Sugars have replaced fat as the dominant public health concern in nutrition, sparking numerous debates. These issues have largely been driven by low-quality scientific evidence (e.g., ecological studies) linking increased intake of sugars with increased obesity and diabetes rates, along...

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  • Symposium > 2014

    Dairy fat, obesity and cardiometabolic health

    We conducted a systematic literature review of observational studies on the relationship between dairy-fat and high-fat dairy consumption with obesity and cardiometabolic disease. In 18 of 25 studies, high-fat dairy intake was inversely associated with measures of adiposity. Studies...

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  • Symposium > 2014

    Is it time to revisit saturated fat guidelines?

    Current dietary guidelines from many health organizations emphasize the importance of limiting saturated fat (SFA) intake, thereby supporting the recommendation that low-fat milk products should replace higher-fat milk products, an important source of dietary SFA. Yet, the extent to which...

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Other Nutrients

    Milk: An Excellent Source of Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 deficiency affects a large proportion of older adults, and its prevalence increases with age. Furthermore, recommended intakes may not be adequate to reach and maintain optimal vitamin B12 status.

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Chocolate and Other Flavoured Milk, Diet Quality and Health

Consistent evidence indicates that chocolate milk helps improve diet quality in children and adolescents without any increase in added sugars and caloric intakes, or any adverse effect on weight.

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Chocolate Milk Consumption in Canada

Of the total added sugar intake in a person’s diet, it is estimated that chocolate milk and other flavoured milks contribute less than 2%—or less than 1 g—of added sugar per person per day.

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Why Is Vitamin A Added to Milk?

Health Canada requires the mandatory fortification of skim and partially skimmed milk with vitamin A. The form added to milk is vitamin A palmitate, which is the most stable form and can be finely...

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Synopsis: Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Bone health is important for overall health and quality of life and is dependent on bone mass, bone architecture and body mechanics. Optimal bone health status is crucial to prevent osteoporosis,...

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The DASH Diet: What It Is and What the Research Says

Numerous studies have confirmed the beneficial role of the DASH dietary pattern on blood pressure, and various DASH-style diets have also been examined.

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Proposed Taxation on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

In February, a proposal to tax sugar-sweetened beverages was put forth by Dietitians of Canada. To find out if registered dietitians are in support of this proposal, we conducted a survey from March 31 to April 14, 2016, among 527 of them.

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