Health Canada Proposes Changes to Nutritional Recommendations

Health Canada has proposed changes to the way it determines how much food Canadians typically eat in a single sitting and how it recommends daily nutritional requirements. The agency’s Table of Reference Amounts for Food tracks how much food is consumed and is used to determine what should be considered a single serving for the purpose of packaging and nutritional claims. Its Table of Daily Values sets out recommended amounts of nutrients for specific age groups for nutrition labelling. Both are being updated to reflect new consumption data and market trends and to address gaps that have been identified in certain food categories. These updates are meant to reflect more accurate data and reflect the reality of food consumption in Canada.

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Posted on 20 July 2021