Rather, this is a post about something that might help you as you are choosing what you are going to eat.
There's a lot of information out there about food, and food choices. And it's coming at us from many different sources, many of them
These 2 organizations reached out to bloggers across the country and invited us to attend a Webinar during the last week of March to find out more about the NFt and the campaign, and encouraging us to share this information with our readers. The members of the Food & Consumer Products of Canada support this campaign. 92% have launched or reformulated products. 73% have strategies to help consumers manage caloric intake. 80% communicate healthy lifestyle/eating messages to consumers. All are active partners in consumer education through funding, marketing expertise and consumer connectedness.
The Webinar was presented by 3 different speakers: the director general of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion of Health Canada, Dr. Hasan Hutchinson, the Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Food & Consumer Products of Canada, Phyllis Tanaka and Registered Dietician and mother of 2 young children, Sue Mah. Each speaker told us a little about the campaign and it's intention, as well as providing us with specific examples and tips to help us understand and use the % Daily Value chart more effectively.
Here are the Key Consumer Messages from the campaign:
- Making informed food choices can benefit you and your family. Learning to use the % Daily Value is a simple way to help.
- Use the % Daily Value to quickly understand if a product has a lot or a little of a nutrient. 5% or less is a little; 15% or more is a lot.
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- Use the % Daily Value to compare food products. Choose a higher % Daily Value for the nutrients you want more of like calcium or fibre. Choose a lower % Daily Value for the nutrients you want less of like saturated and trans fat or sodium.
Best of luck with your grocery shopping endeavours! :)