Maple Leaf Foods 2018 Sustainability Report highlights nutrition and animal welfare

Press Release Maple Leaf Foods announced the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s key achievements over the past year and targets for the current year. Producing protein is essential in nourishing billions of people, but also utilizes significant resources. Becoming a sustainable protein company is a journey Maple Leaf Foods has […]

High-oleic canola oil eligible for new FDA-qualified health claim

Press Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized on Nov. 19 a qualified health claim that consuming edible oils containing at least 70 percent of the monounsaturated fat oleic acid per serving may reduce the risk of heart disease. High-oleic canola oil is primarily used in commercial foodservice operations and food manufacturing due to its higher heat […]

WW partners with Swiss Chalet to highlight healthy menu options

Press Release WW is pleased to announce a partnership with Swiss Chalet that will highlight the range of healthy eating options offered by the restaurant. “As partners in wellness, we recognize that the decision to make healthy eating choices extends beyond the home,” says Kevin O’Brien, President and General Manager for WW Canada. “WW inspires […]

Ontario’s menu labelling law check-up

By Eric Mayzel and Noah Leszcz On January 1, 2017, Ontario’s menu labelling legislation, the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 (the “Act”) came into force. The Act requires that foodservice businesses with 20 or more locations operating in the province under the same name, or a substantially similar name, display calorie information for standard food […]

Can an apple a day keep the blues away? The psychological benefits of good nutrition

By Sue Mah Mom was right when she told you to eat your fruits and veggies. But what your mom probably didn’t know is that there are so many more health benefits to eating apples, pears, broccoli and carrots! If you had to name one health benefit of eating fruit and vegetables, what would come […]

New data indicates that Canadians have increased their protein consumption

Consumption still lingers at the lower end of the acceptable range set by the Institute of Medicine Press release Results from the newest Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) report Canadians are consuming more of their calories from protein than they did over a decade ago. Fat consumption amongst adults increased slightly and there was a […]

Sweet lupin: The future of the food industry

By Sophia Walter and Alex Powell Beans and legumes have grown in popularity over the past couple of years as an increasing number of consumers turn to vegetable-based protein and fiber sources. After 2016 was named the International Year of the Pulse, recognizing pulses as one of the most sustainable and nutrient-dense foods available, it […]

The cultural shift to healthy appetizers

By Lucia Weiler At my recent Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists training workshop, I was reminded how important it is to open up the event with a story that hooks the audience and gives them a reason to listen and stay for more. The same thinking holds true for food. In a restaurant, appetizers set the stage […]

Top researchers tackle emerging dietary patterns at nutrition symposia

Press release National nutrition symposia explores some dietary patterns, including the role of dairy products in a healthy diet Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) are happy to welcome leading academics and researchers this week to discuss the various ways we eat with a series of cross-Canada symposia entitled “Making sense of dietary patterns”. Dietary Patterns describe the variety or […]