Tag Archives: Daily Value

Health Canada’s nutrition label reform: Why ask consumers for comments?

This past Friday, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, unveiled several initiatives including more information on the proposed changes to nutritional labelling regulations. There were indeed some positive proposals that made it from the first stage of nutrition labelling reform announced last year (including those such as standardized serving sizes and a change in […]

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Want to see these changes to nutrition labelling? Make your voice heard

There was a great deal of excitement here on Monday with the announcement  that Health Canada is proposing real change on the nutrition labelling front.  Before talking about the changes, it’s important to recognize that these are  only proposed changes.  The government has   launched a series of online public consultations to get input from various […]

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Is Health Canada leading us astray?

Last month I wrote about Savvy Diner, Toronto Public Health’s   campaign in support of restaurant menu labelling and raising awareness about the calorie and sodium content of restaurant meals.  Jason Osler, a reporter with CBC radio, interviewed me and asked some compelling questions about whether we are knowledgeable enough about what the information posted would […]

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Health Canada’s stance on the Daily Values boggles the mind

Last week I reported that Health Canada was MIA.  I had asked specific questions of them as they would not give me a general comment about my  op-ed. It called them out for their using 30 year old information  as the Daily Values (DV) found on food packages and as part of a current educational […]

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