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Learn to make healthier food choices by using nutrition labelling information.
What is nutrition labelling?
Nutrition labelling is information found on the labels of prepackaged foods.
The legislated information includes:
- The Nutrition Facts table
- The ingredient list
- Some optional nutrition claims
These give you information about the nutritional value of a food. You can use this information to make healthier food choices and achieve overall good health.
The Nutrition Facts table gives you information about:
- 13 core nutrients
- % Daily Value (% DV) of nutrients
All of the information in the Nutrition Facts table is based on an amount of food. This amount is always found at the top of the Nutrition Facts table.
Did you know?
Nutrition labelling became mandatory for all prepackaged foods on December 12, 2007. This means that all food companies have to include nutrition labelling on their prepackaged foods. Did you know that Health Canada is consulting on proposed nutrition labelling changes?.
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