Columns and Letters

Letter: Eradicating poverty

Dear Editor:

    October 17th was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day promotes dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty and their communities, and society at large.
    This year’s theme was Acting together to empower children, their families, and communities to end poverty and 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The convention recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral, and social development.
    So, how are we doing with regards to poverty in Nova Scotia? According to Statistics Canada, Nova Scotia has the highest overall poverty rates in the country. And, in contrast to all other provinces, our child poverty rates are on the rise, with about one in six Nova Scotian children living in poverty in 2017.

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Column: Inverness Eats: Salt is a sneak

By: Anne Farries

“Salt is tricky,” said Dr. Indie Noel.
    It’s also ironic.
    In the moment of eating, salt enhances flavour, but eventually, it dulls taste buds, so that the tongue becomes oblivious to the vast variety of flavour available in a healthy diet.
    Noel, a family-practice physician-intern, remarked on that Sunday while co-hosting a cooking class with dietician Suezy Gillespie and food-hub volunteer Jade Meunier at the arts centre in Inverness. The focus was on curtailing salt for a livelier, healthier diet.
    “Over time (...) you’ll start tasting your food again,” Noel said. “It takes six months.”
    The class was part healthy recipes, part lecture on the harm that too much salt does to the human body, including causing high blood pressure, which Noel said is similar to diabetes.

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