ICYMI: New Canadian food regulations in effect, millennials overspending on food apps, Rocky Mountain ski resorts stepping up their game, and more

Here are six things you might have missed in food news this week

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This time of year is always busy and it can be tough to keep up with all the happenings in the world of food, especially in the quake of the recent release of the Health Canada Food Guide. Amidst the outcry of both positive and negative feedback, many are struggling to stick to the provided suggestions. Subsequent questions have arisen as to whether or not a national school food program is the next logical step. We've previously reported that delivery apps have been taking over schools and it is no surprise to find that some millennials are spending roughly $1,000 every month on food delivery services. Meanwhile, some Canadians have found their own unique ways to limit their spending and encourage sustainability.

Healthy Meals in Canadian schools?

Many Canadians have found the recent Food Guide difficult to follow, especially for children. Currently, Canada is the only G7 country that doesn't have a national school food program. Could this be the next step to increase the health of Canadians of the future?

Read more about it at CBC News.

New Canadian food regulations now in full effect

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations have come into force and will require most food businesses to have a Safe Food for Canadians license to import, export, or send food across provincial and territorial boundaries. What does this mean for your local food businesses?

Read more about the regulations and requirements at Canada.ca.

Saving money on food is a challenge for millennials

Food options have become more abundant and more convenient than ever. Restaurants and food apps like SkipTheDishes and UberEats provide us with whatever we desire, whenever we desire it. But the costs can add up and some millennials are spending upwards of $1,000 every month.

Read about their stories and possible alternative solutions at CBC News.

B.C. and Alberta resorts are going to considerable lengths to attract skiers and snowboarders

From ice carving, sleigh riding and snowshoeing at Lake Louise to fat bike races, whiskey tastings, and chili cook-offs in Jasper, Western Canadian mountain-goers are spoiled for choices this winter season.

Check out the Calgary Herald’s recently compiled list of mountain activities to try in the upcoming weeks.

North Bay couple living life on the wild side

After two years of planning, an Ontario couple has vowed to eat only wild food in 2019 in what they refer to as the “Big Wild Year.” The planned diet includes bear meat, grasshoppers, and maple syrup. Could there be a more inherently Canadian conquest?

Learn more about the couple and their unique challenge at CBC News.

Dumpster diving for a cause

In the wake of this week’s groundbreaking report on avoidable food waste, University of Victoria students Elora Adamson and Riley Yakabuski have taken action. The duo have taken to dumpster diving to show Canadians how much good, edible food is actually wasted. The pair have spent the last 10 days eating nothing but dumpster food and have been raising and contributing money to Toronto-based charity, Feeding Canada.

Read more about this unique cause at CBC News.