Skip To Main Content

Step up to a Healthier You with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Nutrition Labels

Nutrition information on food labels...

  • Helps you make informed food choices
  • Helps you follow Canada's Food Guide
  • Is required on most packaged foods
  • Is based on Health Canada's regulations

Nutrition claims
There are two types of nutrition claims:

1)Nutrient content claims tell you about one nutrient such as sodium, fat or sugar.

2)Health claims tell you how your diet can affect your health.

Ingredient list
The ingredient list tells you what ingredients are in a packaged food.

Nutrition Facts table
The Nutrition Facts table provides you with information on the Calories and 13 nutrients for the serving size shown.

© 2007 Canadian Diabetes Association and Dietitians of Canada.