Canada to require nutrition warnings on some packaged food

Starting in 2026, Canada will require that nutrition warnings are posted on the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar, or sodium. According to the Canadian Press, the key reasoning behind the move is to help grocery shoppers make healthier choices with just a glance. The policy has been in the […]

Celebrating ingredients for a healthier tomorrow with Nutrition Month

Canadians are looking for ways to promote healthier eating, a healthier planet, and affordable food. To celebrate the 40th annual Nutrition Month, dietitians are focusing on the connection between food, public health, and the environment. During Nutrition Month 2022, dietitians will explore the key “ingredients” needed to change our food systems for a healthier tomorrow, says […]

Debunking myths: Plant-based foods are the way of the future

By Riana Topan As anyone in the food industry knows, consumer interest in plant-based foods has skyrocketed in recent years. The space is exploding, with new products and technologies emerging every week. But even as the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of eating more plants become widely known, myths and misinformation continue to circulate. One […]

Maple Leaf Foods 2018 Sustainability Report highlights nutrition and animal welfare

Press Release Maple Leaf Foods announced the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s key achievements over the past year and targets for the current year. Producing protein is essential in nourishing billions of people, but also utilizes significant resources. Becoming a sustainable protein company is a journey Maple Leaf Foods has […]

High-oleic canola oil eligible for new FDA-qualified health claim

Press Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized on Nov. 19 a qualified health claim that consuming edible oils containing at least 70 percent of the monounsaturated fat oleic acid per serving may reduce the risk of heart disease. High-oleic canola oil is primarily used in commercial foodservice operations and food manufacturing due to its higher heat […]

WW partners with Swiss Chalet to highlight healthy menu options

Press Release WW is pleased to announce a partnership with Swiss Chalet that will highlight the range of healthy eating options offered by the restaurant. “As partners in wellness, we recognize that the decision to make healthy eating choices extends beyond the home,” says Kevin O’Brien, President and General Manager for WW Canada. “WW inspires […]

Ontario’s menu labelling law check-up

By Eric Mayzel and Noah Leszcz On January 1, 2017, Ontario’s menu labelling legislation, the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 (the “Act”) came into force. The Act requires that foodservice businesses with 20 or more locations operating in the province under the same name, or a substantially similar name, display calorie information for standard food […]

Can an apple a day keep the blues away? The psychological benefits of good nutrition

By Sue Mah Mom was right when she told you to eat your fruits and veggies. But what your mom probably didn’t know is that there are so many more health benefits to eating apples, pears, broccoli and carrots! If you had to name one health benefit of eating fruit and vegetables, what would come […]

New data indicates that Canadians have increased their protein consumption

Consumption still lingers at the lower end of the acceptable range set by the Institute of Medicine Press release Results from the newest Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) report Canadians are consuming more of their calories from protein than they did over a decade ago. Fat consumption amongst adults increased slightly and there was a […]