ICYMI: Air Canada embraces food trends, Filipino supermarket opens in Winnipeg, and more

Here are five stories you might have missed in food news this week

The results to a series of food-based studies captured many Canadian headlines this week. 

Air Canada, which recently hired award-winning Montreal-based chef Antonio Park to revamp its in-flight menu, received the highest ranking in terms of nutritional and environmentally-friendly food options in a study conducted by Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and DietDetective.comhttp://dietdetective.com

A Canadian study that was recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology seems to confirm the benefits of introducing peanuts to infants before the age of one. According to the study, children who don’t eat peanuts before their first birthday are four times as likely to be allergic to the food at age three than those who did.

Lastly, according to research conducted by HappyCow--an online service that lists sources of vegan, vegetarian and healthy food--Toronto is the fifth-most vegan and vegetarian-friendly city in the world, behind London, New York, Berlin, and Los Angeles. 

Here are five stories you might have missed in food news this week.

Air Canada has North America’s healthiest in-flight food options

A new study conducted by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and DietDetective.com that was released this week revealed Air Canada and Alaska Airlines to be the best when it comes to offering nutritional and environmentally-friendly food options. 

The study ranked airlines on the nutrients and calorie levels of meals, snack boxes, and individual snacks offered during their flights. They were also scored on improvement and maintenance of healthy offerings, the sodium levels in their food, their water quality, the availability of meals on flights under three hours long, and their level of transparency for displaying nutritional information.

Head to CTV News for more and check out the full study at DietDetective.com.

Winnipeggers flock to new Filipino supermarket

A new supermarket focused on the food and flavours of the Philippines opened in Winnipeg this week and roughly 800 people lined up to shop on opening day. Seafood City’s 43,000 sq-ft Garden City location has an array of products unavailable anywhere else, as well as three fast-food eateries, and a bakery to open in the coming months. 

Get the full story at CBC News.

Toronto ranks as one of the top 5 places in the world to be vegan and vegetarian

According to research conducted by HappyCow, Toronto is the fifth-most vegan and vegetarian-friendly city in the world, behind London, New York, Berlin, and Los Angeles. The city’s growing catalogue of vegan offerings and large-scale vegetable-themed festivals like Veg Food Fest contributed to the top-five ranking. 

Find the full breakdown at Narcity and head to HappyCow for the full study.

Moosehead Breweries takes home top prize at Atlantic Canadian Brewing Awards

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Atlantic Canadian Brewing Awards took place last weekend in Halifax. The competition is the largest of its kind focused on beer and ciders made in Atlantic Canada, featuring over 400 products from more than 50 breweries and cideries. Among the many awards given out, the title of Beer of the Year was given to Moosehead Breweries Small Batch Rauchbier Smoked Lager.

Find the full list of winners at Saltwire.

Infants who eat peanuts are less likely to be allergic to the food later in life

Child Cohort Study recently published data gathered from more than 2,600 Canadian children that suggests children who don’t eat peanuts before their first birthday are four times as likely to be allergic to the food at age three than those who did. The study’s lead researcher said the findings confirm the importance of early peanut introductions for all children. 

Find out more at Global News.