How to Save Money on Food: 6 Really Simple Ways to Eat Better

‘People who love to eat are always the best people’ Golden words by Julia Child, author, chef and one of the most celebrated food icons around the world. We are all eating more, enjoying our food more and adding to our food experiences more than ever before. A decade back there were fewer choices when it came to eating out. Birthday cakes were ordered only from the friendly neighbourhood bakery and weddings were the only time you thought of getting the food catered from outside. No matter how large the…

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How the health industry is better prepared for GOP reforms

Call it a case of deja vu. The health-care industry will once again be caught in the grips of uncertainty over health reform in 2017, but researchers at the PwC Health Research Institute say one thing won’t change — the pressure on the industry to provide better value for our health-care dollars. “We’re going to be more focused on cost … there’s public momentum towards understanding better what things cost within health care,” said Stacey Empson, PwC partner who specializes in health care. “I think we’re going to see it…

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China vows better environmental monitoring to improve health

China aims to create a comprehensive environmental monitoring system by 2030 in its efforts to boost citizens’ health and raise life expectancy, the government has said. Pollution has been identified as one of the biggest threats to public health in China, with smog in the northern region blamed for higher rates of cancer, respiratory disease and premature death. Widespread soil and water contamination have also caused health hazards. Air pollution killed more than 1 million people in China in 2012 alone, the World Health Organisation said in a study published…

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Food bank users increasingly older, better educated

The face of hunger in Toronto is growing older. Adults over age 45 are the fastest growing group of food bank users in the city, making up more than one-third of 905,970 visits in 2015-16, according to the Daily Bread Food Bank. A decade ago, older adults made up just over one-quarter of food bank users, but today they account for 35 per cent of those relying on free food hampers. Meanwhile, the opposite has happened for children under 18, who represented 34 per cent offood bank clients in 2006….

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