Tag Archives: Nutrition labelling

Big Food flouts labelling laws yet no one cares

  Where do I begin? Misleading health claims, questionable ingredient lists, new nutrition labelling regulations with meaningless deadlines and questionable enforcement practices – this post is about all of the above. Agropur, the largest dairy company/ cooperative in the country by sales, is behind this ridiculousness with their Nano line of yogurt from iÖGO.  I […]

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Why knowing what’s in packaged food matters

Have your say as to what’s in our food Many people believe that the easiest route to healthy eating is to simply avoid any food that’s packaged. But painting all processed food with the same brush can leave you shortchanged on many nutritious eats as there are a host of processed foods offering a wealth […]

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Health Canada’s arrogant lack of communication

Way back in the summer of 2014, Health Canada finally announced proposed changes to nutritional labelling regulations. The government laid out a timetable for the process which included consultations and input from consumers with quarterly actions by Health Canada. But somehow when they stated they would take feedback from the public and stakeholders until the […]

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Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about added sugars on nutrition labels

  Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, As a practicing registered dietitian in Canada, it is indeed wonderful to see the example you set for our fellow Canadians. The headlines about your possibly being the fittest world leader and the articles about your fitness activities – yoga and boxing, for instance – show the citizens of […]

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Why not let consumers make informed decisions?

Why does it seem as though our governments prefer to opt for the financial health of food companies and restaurants over the physical health of its citizens? We’ve seen it happen repeatedly with the federal government in Ottawa as over and over again they have rejected the opinions of the experts on key issues such […]

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Want to see these changes to nutrition labelling? Make your voice heard (Part 2)

In yesterday’s post, I highlighted Health Canada’s proposed changes to the nutrition labelling regulations involving sugar. But there is so much more great news to share about the proposals. Check out all the info below for  a taste. Here are a few highlights: •    Serving sizes will be standardized   You will no longer need […]

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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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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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