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5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day : yes we can!

5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day : yes we can!

By Julie DesGroseilliers

Did you know that according to the latest Canadian statistics, 70% of children (aged 4 to 8 years) do not consume the minimum recommended five servings a day? In the 9 to 13 years group, this proportion is 62% for girls and 68% for boys.
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Spinach, a highly nutritious vegetable

Spinach, a highly nutritious vegetable

By Julie DesGroseilliers

Did you know that spinach does contain iron, but not as much as we thought? This legend grew out of a typo error, where a secretary increased by a factor of ten the actual iron rate contained in spinach. Gone unnoticed for decades, this error misled the world... and gave birth to the legendary "Popeye the Sailor"!
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Fruits and vegetables : Canada’s food guide superstars

Fruits and vegetables : Canada's food guise superstars

By Julie DesGroseilliers

Canada's Food Guide is a reference tool that aims to define healthy eating. Its recommendations are based on scientific data regarding nutrition and health. Fruits and vegetables are the Guide’s leaders since 2007, representing food to be consumed in greater quantities every day.
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