Infographic: Why Canadians need a front-of-package nutrition symbol

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Organization: Health Canada

Type: Poster

Published: 2018-02

A diet HIGH in sugars, sodium and saturated fat is a MAJOR RISK FACTOR for obesity, heart disease and diabetesFootnote 1

8 in 10 Canadians say nutrition is important when choosing foods, but…Footnote 2

60% of the foods we buy are PROCESSED AND PACKAGEDFootnote 3

MANY of these foods are HIGH IN:
Sugars
Sodium
Saturated fatFootnote 4Footnote 5Footnote 6

SUGARS

2/3 of packaged foods in the grocery store have SUGARS added to themFootnote 7

SODIUM

3/4 of the SODIUM we eat comes from packaged and processed foodsFootnote 8

SATURATED FAT

1/3 of the FAT we eat comes from snacks and fast foodFootnote 9

A FRONT-OF-PACKAGE nutrition symbol WILL HELP YOU quickly and easily identify foods high in sugars, sodium or saturated fat.

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