TITLE

Checking up on Health Check

AUTHOR(S)
Truscott, Amanda
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/12/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 4, p386
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information about the Health Check program of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The program was designed to identify foods and restaurant menu items that meet nutrient criteria based on Food Guide of the country. It aims to help people make healthy food choices. It encourages food manufacturers or restaurants to submit applications for Health Check approval for a particular product or menu item. Products bearing the Health Check seal of approval should lower their sugar content to match 2007 revisions to Canada's Food Guide.
ACCESSION #
28798762

 

Related Articles

  • REFORMING THE WAY AMERICANS EAT. McCary, Jennie // IDEA Fitness Journal;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p56 

    The article discusses the U.S. government's goals to improve American eating habits and policies that encourage unhealthy diets. The current health initiatives, which include the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), and Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" program are explored. The moves to clarify...

  • Hidden sugar warning.  // British Dental Journal;8/11/2007, Vol. 203 Issue 3, p122 

    The article reports that the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) has warned the food industry that too much added sugar in food is putting children's physical and oral health at risk in Great Britain. FPH is calling on the industry to reformulate its products to reduce the amounts of sugar added to...

  • Good food is cool food. Kennedy, Emily // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Sep2013, Issue 371, p51 

    The article provides tips on how parents able to influence and encourage their teenagers to consume fruits and vegetables at every meal. The author suggests the use of eight servings of vegetables and fruits from breakfast including clementines, vegetable-loaded soup, and carrots. Moreover, the...

  • Scotland bites deeper into satfat reduction challenge. Montague-Jones, Guy // Grocer;6/15/2013, p14 

    The article discusses the Scottish government's draft framework to address obesity in the country. It is said that more than a quarter of Scottish people are obese. The framework includes reformulation targets for several food categories. It proposes reducing the sugar, calories and saturated...

  • Arabian food pyramid: unified framework for nutritional health messages. Shokr, Adel M. // Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal;nov/dic2008, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p1413 

    There are several ways to present nutritional health messages, particularly pyramidic indices, but they have many deficiencies such as lack of agreement on a unified or clear methodology for food grouping and ignoring nutritional group inter-relation and integration. This causes confusion for...

  • Stop your patients getting worn down. Husband, Judith // Dental Nursing;Aug2013, Vol. 9 Issue 8, p440 

    In the article, the author discusses the developments in the dental profession, particularly in Great Britain, as of mid-2013. She focuses on the 'Make a Meal of It' campaign that was launched by the British Dental Association (BDA) to tackle the harm caused by between-meals snacking of sugary...

  • Recommandations nutritionnelles : retour au raisonnable ? LEGRAND, P. // Médecine & Nutrition;2012, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p5 

    What should we eat? Do we still need to eat? We can only wonder while observing the cacophony of recommendations and competing authoritative opinions that lead us, unfortunately, to the overconsumption of certain foods and dangerously eliminating others. What then are real "nutritional"...

  • Better breakfasts.  // Consumer Reports on Health;Sep2010, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p8 

    The article presents an overview of the nutritional and health benefits that are associated with eating a nutritionally sound and healthy breakfast on a daily basis. A discussion of the nutritional content of several common types of breakfast foods, and of breakfast foods that can be purchased...

  • Less Sugar, But Still Lots of Sodas.  // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Nov2011, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p3 

    The article discusses a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which shows that although sugary soda consumption has declined, nearly half the U.S. population over age 2 consumes 200 or more calories from at least one sugary beverage every day.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics