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Call to Action: Help choose a front-of-package nutrition symbol for Canada!
Which symbol would help you avoid unhealthy choices?

Here’s a sobering fact: In Canada, an unhealthy diet is the leading risk for death. This may be due to the unfortunate fact that Canadians rank second in the world for the amount of ultra-processed—high calorie, nutritionally lacking—food and drinks we buy.
 
When it comes to our food choices, Canadians care about nutrition alongside cost and convenience. The problem lies in deciphering what’s healthy from what’s not during a rushed grocery shopping trip – it can be an impossible feat.
 
The good news: Health Canada is proposing a nutrition symbol on the front of food packages that will help us make healthier choices at a glance. Packaged food would be required to show simplified nutrition information on the front of the box, bag or can—making it easy to see whether a product contains high levels of sugar, salt or saturated fat, and compare with other products.

Don't miss this opportunity! Health Canada wants to know what symbol you would find most helpful as part of the government’s public consultation.
 
Participate in the front-of-package consultation: Give your feedback by April 26, 2018.
 

Learn more about proposed front-of-pack labels.

To review our team's 2017 paper on policy recommendations for front-of-package, shelf and menu labelling in Canada, click here
Encourage others to have their say!
Sample Facebook Post:

Health Canada is proposing a front-of-package nutrition symbol to alert Canadians about foods and beverages high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium. Participate in the consultation by April 26 to let them know which symbol will help you make healthier choices https://www.healthyeatingconsultations.ca/front-of-package
 
Sample Tweet: 
 
Have your say! #FrontofPackage symbols on food will help you make healthier choices. Which one do you find most helpful? #EatHealthyCanada: https://www.healthyeatingconsultations.ca/front-of-package
 
Retweet:

@GovCanHealth: https://twitter.com/GovCanHealth/status/979388213390446593 

@GovCanHealth: https://twitter.com/GovCanHealth/status/976896306370105344

@GovCanHealth: https://twitter.com/GovCanHealth/status/97362739033633996

@Heart&Stroke: https://twitter.com/TheHSF/status/978668469662105600
ABOUT US: The APCCP is composed of 17 member organizations representing a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and community organizations who work to coordinate efforts, generate evidence, and advocate for policy change to reduce chronic diseases in Alberta. To see who our members are click here.
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