How well do you know your food ?
Are you someone whose food choices depend mainly on favorites, convenience and cost or you pay more attention to nutrition information that comes along with it?
Know your Food with Nutrition Facts Table
As a parent, I want to make sure my food choices are the best for my family. I do not want my kids to be put at health risk in the long run just because I did not have enough time to peruse the Nutrition Facts table (NFt) on packaged foods I bought for them. Your family comes first in every decision you make. In today’s fast paced world, it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing the right food for your household. Start by spending a little bit more time in reading the labels of the items you are purchasing. Its really that simple.
Nutrition Facts Education Campaign (NFEC)
This is why an initiative like Nutrition Facts Education is crucial to our understanding. In a joint effort between the Food &Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), Health Canada, Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG), the Nutrition Facts Education Campaign (NFEC) is designed to increase Canadians’ awareness, use and understanding of the Serving Size and % Daily Value (% DV), on the Nutrition Facts table (NFt), to help them make informed food choices for their families.
Reading Food Labels
Recently, we received an opportunity to visit the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair where Health Canada and Focus on the Facts welcomed us to their booth to teach all about reading the food labels properly.
Mind you this is a constant learning process even for adults, but via interactive learning and games, my kids had a great time understanding the Nutrition Facts Table on food.
There is nothing better than teaching the little ones how to choose foods that help them live a healthy life. And the good folks at the Focus on the Facts booth did exactly that! With thought provoking questions and demonstrating sample Nutrition Facts Tables, my kids were shown how to read the % DV (Daily Value) and serving sizes. They learned how to compare two types of same products just by looking at the nutrition information on it.
Focusing on the facts while you shop is really easy if you know where to look and what to look for. Start with the Nutrition Facts Table on packaged foods. Granted, it might be a little time consuming if you start checking each and every food you buy, at least in the beginning. But once you are used to what you do, it becomes second nature and easy.
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Giveaway at Focus on the Facts!
To help you learn more, Focus on the Facts has an awesome informative website where most of your questions after reading my post could be answered. Do visit and while you are there, take a quiz on what you learned and enter for a chance to grab a $300 grocery gift card on your next shopping run!
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