New Canada Food Guide Rules On The Horizon

New Regulations Include Rules for Marketing Foods To Kids

Grocery shopping might have gotten a little more complicated, but hopefully better for children’s health, thanks to an announcement from the feds. Health Minister Jane Philpot today said the government is overhauling Canada’s healthy eating guidelines, with a strategy including new rules for marketing and labelling certain foods aimed at kids. Along with what they call “relevant and practical” changes to the food guide, Philpot says packaging labelling will highlight if a product is high or low in certain nutrients like sodium, sugar, or saturated fats. It’s expected to take five to ten years to make these changes.