When I was a child, my mom taught me the basics of good nutrition in all kinds of ways. She cooked from scratch often, shunned takeout and convenience food and always checked food labels when shopping. Almost as soon as I learned to read, I’d also learned that the first ingredient listed on a product label was the ingredient with the largest proportion in the product. (I had to put back many boxes of cereal I wanted since my mom refused to buy any that had sugar as the top ingredient!)
Now that I have kids of my own, food nutrition is even more important to me. And that’s why I’m happy that the Food and Consumer Products of Canada, the Retail Council of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers and Health Canada have partnered together to help educate Canadians about food nutrition and food labels with its new Nutrition Facts Education campaign!
Just visit Canada.ca/nutritionfacts to learn about how reading food labels and the Nutrition Facts Table properly can help you make healthy lifestyle choices. Then take the Focus on the Facts quiz to show off your knowledge and enter to win one of six $300 grocery gift cards. You can enter every single day to better your chances of winning! [Read more…]