lot (15% of more daily value DV%
or more) of a nutrient
Compare two food products to
choose the healthier item
Better manage certain special diets
(a low-sodium diet, for example)
Increase or decrease the consumption of nutrients
It is breakfast time and you consult the
nutritional facts table on the cereal box
(see below). In order to choose a nutritional breakfast cereal, you must check
the quantity of 4 items in the nutritional
facts table found on the packaging: fibres,
sugars, proteins and fats.
And don’t forget to check the size of the
portion as this can vary! So if the sugar
content of a breakfast cereal is expressed in
¼ cups and your bowl contains a cup, your
breakfast cereal will contain 4 times more
A nutritional breakfast cereal contains
the following: more than 3g of fibre per
portion, between 5 to 7g and less of sugars
per portion, about 3g of proteins per portion and less than 3g of fats per portion.
For example, in the example illustrated,
Cereal A is the better choice. It contains
less sugar and more fibre.
Source : Health Canada
A variety of integrated preventative ac-
tions in community spaces such as grocery
stores are necessary and show great promise. The environment in which we live
must be changed to make health choices
easier for individuals and their families.
It is also our duty to support informed
decisions by consumers. Talk to one of
the public health nutritionists or nurses of
the Régie (or Health and Social Services
Board) when they are in our communities.
They are an important source of information for you. Dare to choose health and ask
for the changes in your environment. As
the old saying says, an ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure!
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