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Food safety and security

Proper nutrition is important for older adults wishing to fuel a healthy, active lifestyle. In order to achieve this, older adults need access to the right kind of foods in their communities, and need to be confident it is safe for them. Read more about these issues as well as the related issues of nutritional awareness and education, food aid, food standards, and more in our resources below.

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    Food Recalls

    Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education
    Protect yourself and your family by being aware of recent public advisories for food recalls. This website maintains an up-to-date list of food recalls, issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
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    There is limited evidence on the most cost-effective home-delivered meals programs for older adults

    Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics (2015)
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    Moving to Canada: Get your favourite food here!

    Canadian Immigrant
    Finding your favourite cultural food can be challenging. This resource is a list of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan restaurants in 6 cities across Canada.
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    Moving to Canada: Get your groceries here!

    Canadian Immigrant
    Finding cultural grocery stores can be difficult. This resource is a list of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan grocery stores in 6 cities across Canada.
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    Safe internal cooking temperatures

    Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education
    You need to cook different meats to different internal temperatures before they are safe to eat. Access this resource for a chart of what the safe internal cooking temperatures are for common household meats.
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    YWCA Turning Point Programs for women and girls

    YWCA Canada
    Critical periods in a young women's life are important to build resiliency and successful futures. Read this resource to learn more about how the YWCA supports young women in these time periods through their Turning Point Program.
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    Defrosting meat - Food safety is in your hands!

    Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education
    To defrost safely, do it in the fridge, or if you are in a rush, in a sink filled with cold water. You can also defrost meat in a microwave. Always wash your hands after handling raw meat.
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    Frozen chicken - Food safety is in your hands!

    Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education
    Many frozen chick products are raw, so make sure to follow the cooking instructions closely. Usually, you will need to bake the food in an oven, instead of micro-waving it. Always wash your hands after handling frozen chicken products.
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    Fruit snack - Food safety is in your hands!

    Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education
    Always wash your fruit – even the parts you won’t be eating – to prevent contamination and getting sick. Scrub your fruits with a produce brush and wash them under fresh, running water.
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    Chicken dinner prep - Food safety is in your hands!

    Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education
    When preparing a meal with raw meat, always wash your hands after handling the meat. Also use separate knives and cutting boards – one for raw meat, and another for everything else.

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