About This Kit
Much of the food you eat comes from packaged products you buy at the grocery store. Because of new laws in recent years, it is easier than ever to know exactly what’s in the food you buy. And you can trust that the information on a food label is true and accurate.
There are several ways reading a food label can help you eat healthy. Knowing what to eat is important. The food label tells the nutrient content of the food. Facts about serving size can help you know how much to eat. The food label along with your Heart Institute Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (HIPRC) Food Diary will be an important tool to manage your weight and improve your health. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Know the definitions of key nutrition terms
Step 2. Begin to learn how to read a Nutrition Facts label
Step 3. Use the Nutrition Facts label to know if foods are heart healthy.
Step 4. Determine the fat in foods when there is no food label