Trying to figure out how to feed your family healthy meals and stay on top of things like sodium and fat intake can feel like a math assignment gone wrong. Health Canada is here to help with their Focus on the Facts campaign. You’re going to want to check this out because, not only is it going to help you with your meal planning, but they’ve made it fun AND you could win a gift card to a grocery store!
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE games and giveaways!! We had a lot of fun playing their “Nutrition FACT-O” chip game at the Focus on the Facts booth at the Halifax tree lighting.
Amanda at the booth asked us the same questions that are on the Focus on the Facts website and we had to answer them right to win plinko chips! I’m proud to say my daughters got all three questions right!
Then we played the “Nutrition FACT-O” chip game to win prizes and an entry into their $100 grocery gift card contest. How much do you know about reading nutrition labels?
First focus on the serving size listed under the nutrition facts on the label. It may not be what you think it’s supposed to be! You need to use it as a guideline and then do some more research on how much energy your body needs in a day. We’re all different!
Then Focus on the % Daily Value
What do those percentages on the right side of the label mean anyway? Well they represent the percentage of that nutrient you’ll be getting in one serving of the food. 5% or less of Daily Value is only a little and 15% or more of Daily Value is a lot! If you use those numbers as a guideline you’ll be in a good position to make healthy choices. If you’re trying to have a low sodium diet then 5% or less is a good amount of sodium and more than 15% is really not a healthy choice. Keep in mind, the amounts of each nutrient you need is something you should discuss with your doctor. These are only guidelines to help you make healthy choices.
Then Enter To Win
Now take all of this information and use it on the Focus on the Facts website to win their game so you can enter to win a grocery gift card! They’re giving a $300 grocery gift card away every month! You can also learn more on the Health Canada website. But don’t forget to enter here first for the chance to win another $100 Grocery Gift Card!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), Health Canada, Retail Council of Canada (RCC), and the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) through their Focus on the Facts campaign, however, all opinions in it are my own.