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Salt-Free Canada on CTV – March 27th, 2019

Can you take on the salt-free challenge during salt-free awareness week?
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Salt-Free Canada on CTV – 2018

It is SALT-FREE AWARENESS week, and we are celebrating on CTV Morning with the wonderful host Annette (left), Founder of Salt-free Canada and Blue and Green Soiree Patricia Treusch (middle) and our very talented Chef Kenton Leier (right) from Le Cafe at the National Arts Centre is cooking up a mouth watering, salt-free Fogo Island...
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Salt-Free Canada on CTV – March 20th 2018

Now in its second year, residents in Ottawa will be challenged to drop the salt shaker and encouraged to eat salt-free.
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Blue & Green Soiree March 23.17 a Salt-free Success!

On March 23, 2017, Restaurant International hosted its annual Blue & Green Soiree event, featuring a salt-free dinner, live jazz music and a raffle. Algonquin College Chef-Professor Mario Ramsay and student Chef Cynthia Douglas chatted to CTV’s Leanne Cusack about salt-free cooking and the coming to Restaurant International this month. Watch the video here. The...
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D is for Dinner’s no-salt challenge: Curried cauliflower soup | CBC

Some Ottawa chefs-in-training have a challenge on their hands next week — to make a delicious salt-free supper for a special gala. The Blue and Green Soirée at Algonquin College, an evening to raise money for The Kidney Foundation of Canada, focuses on a salt-free menu to demonstrate a renal-friendly diet. Patricia Treusch, the founder...
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AC Culinary Students add Salt-Free Flavour to Blue & Green Soiree

Read here how our Culinary students under the direction of Chef Mario Ramsay provided salt-free yet flavourful fare to the second annual Blue and Green Soiree, a culinary evening that focuses on creating better restaurant food options for people with chronic kidney disease.
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Around Town: Blue and Green Soirée shakes it up, salt-free

By CAROLINE PHILLIPS, Ottawa Citizen Future chefs and cooks spiced up the night at Algonquin College’s Restaurant International on Thursday by serving entirely salt-free fare to guests of the Blue and Green Soirée, a culinary evening that focuses on creating better restaurant food options for people with chronic kidney disease. “It’s about getting the new...
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CTV Ottawa Video: Blue & Green Soiree

Have a look at CTV’s coverage of the event. Watch the Video!
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Canadian restaurants’ high sodium levels ‘not a surprise’ to Ottawa

By: CARLY WEEKS, The Globe and Mail Canadian restaurants continue to serve up excessively salty dishes because that’s what consumers want, according to a national food-service industry association. The comments come after a new study was published showing that from 2010 to 2013, many Canadian restaurant chains added sodium to menu items or failed to...
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Salt levels in restaurant meals "alarmingly high" – legislation needed, says researcher

By Jim Oldfield, University of Toronto “There is an urgent need for legislation that requires both calorie and sodium information on restaurant menus,” says Mary L’Abbé University of Toronto researchers have found that a large majority of Canadians want nutrition information on restaurant menus – and that many would use it to make healthier food...
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Diet planning much easier now

Ottawa Community News Healthy eating is a top concern for many Canadians and it’s especially critical for people living with kidney disease. Following the kidney diet can be particularly tough. Why is it so difficult to manage? Potassium is one good reason. On packaged foods, potassium is not one of the 13 core nutrients that...
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New daily sodium limits are up – can I stop worrying about how much salt I eat?

By LESLIE BECK, Special to the Globe & Mail THE QUESTION I heard the daily sodium limit has been increased. Does this mean I don’t have to be concerned about how much salt I eat? THE ANSWER Earlier this month Hypertension Canada announced a proposed recommendation to decrease daily sodium intake to 2,000 milligrams –...
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De-salt your life, save your kidneys

Algonquin times Have you ever stopped to think about how much salt is in the food you eat? March was kidney month and Algonquin culinary students took part in a low-sodium awareness event on March 7 at Restaurant International at the college’s Woodroffe campus in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Eastern Ontario chapter....
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Kidney diet just got easier: free online tool lends a hand in the kitchen

For people living with kidney disease, managing their diet feels like a full-time job. Today help arrived with www.kidneycommunitykitchen.ca. The Kidney Foundation of Canada launched a new online space called the Kidney Community Kitchen, designed specifically to reduce the burden of coping with kidney disease diets. “The Kidney Community Kitchen is simply the best online...
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