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Please note that due to the July 1 holiday, next week's issue will appear on Wednesday and submissions for that issue are due by Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.

We don't have a Letter's column this week but we wanted to point to some more election resources featured in June 2004 CLICK4HP posts, particularly the messages "Preparing for the elections - political parties responses to questions from national groups," and "Canadian Breast Cancer Network Makes the Financial Cost of Having Breast Cancer an Election Issue in Canada." To read these posts, please visit the CLICK4HP archives at

This week, Lise Smedmor contributes a feature article on Cancer Care Ontario's *Take 5: 5-10 a day...your way* Vegetable and Fruit Behaviour Change Intervention. In her introduction she writes "Scientific evidence points to increased vegetable and fruit consumption as an important factor in the prevention of a number of chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. In line with the Cancer Care Ontario mandate of providing leadership across all areas of the cancer system, an effective, population-based approach to increase the number of people consuming 5 to 10 servings of vegetables and fruit was needed."

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in our submission guidelines (


Current Issues in Income Health, Equality & Advocacy


9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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807 Guelph Street

Agenda items include Income and Health, Income Distribution and the Determinants of Health, Issues of Income Equality, Basic Income, The world of social assistance, Critiques and Campaigns, Current Issues in Income Support, Income Policy and Advocacy,

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Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division


1639 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4T 2W6
Tel: (416) 488-5400 or toll-free at 1 800 268-8874
Fax: (416) 488-2872
 "The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer." [from Our mission, vision and values,,2939,3543_427280__langId-en....

Review of Nutrition Interventions for Cancer Prevention Full Report


 "In December of 1999 the Prevention Unit within the Division of Preventive Oncology at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) put out a request for proposals for a review of the literature on nutrition interventions and the primary prevention of cancer. The purpose of this review is to recommend best practices to support planning for food and nutrition interventions in the areas of programming, policy and media.


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