Food

Food

Take control of menopause: do the right thing, eat the right thing

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Carolyn DeMarco
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article asks what women have to look forward to about aging in our society. Explores ways that women can nurture themselves and each other in midlife. Shares a new approach to health problems related to menopause. 

No growing pains

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Barbara Lamb
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Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article demonstrates how proper movement and handy tools can make gardening easier for people with different abilities. Tips on how to garden, what to grow, how to avoid injury. 

 

Weeds, wildflowers and women

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Guberman
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article describes various plants, their uses, nutrients they offer and ways to prepare them. 

Cultivating community : co-operative gardening

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joan Riggs
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Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article promotes community organized gardens and their social benefits. Defines Eco-Feminism. Gives examples of successful community garden projects. Lists ways to start a garden in your neighbourhood. 

 


Food for profit: learning at the supermarket

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
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Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shows how to turn the supermarket into a classroom. Introduces the supermarket tour, a tool to help consumers understand the global food system while walking through a supermarket. 

 

It's your health: food safety for pregnant women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
May 2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A Health Canada fact sheet with information for pregnant women on food safety.  During pregnancy, your immune system changes. As a result, your risk of developing a  foodborne illness increases, and even a mild case of food poisoning can lead to serious health effects for you and your unborn baby.  If you are pregnant, you should take extra care when handling, storing, preparing and shopping for food. In addition, consumption of certain high-risk foods should be avoided.

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ISBN 9781100153247

TRANSforming the food supply

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English
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2007

The final report of the Trans Fat Task Force, with recommendations and strategies on how "to effectively eliminate or reduce processed trans fats in Canadian foods to the lowest level possible."

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Canada's new food guide

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English
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Online
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2007

Significantly different from the 1992 version, the new food guide includes portion sizes and number of recommended servings, new position of fruits and vegetables, guidance on the kind and amount of oils and fats, focus on physical activity, and section on key nutrients.

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The effects of grapefruit and it’s juice on certain drugs

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English
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Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the hazards of eating grapefruits or drinking grapefruit juice when taking particular medications. Lists potential conditions that may require medications that should not be mixed with grapefruit.

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Series: It's Your Health

Canada’s food guide to healthy eating

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English
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Online
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Health Canada, Health Products and Food Branch, Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides guidelines for a healthy diet including what contents, portion size, and frequency constitute healthy eating.

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