Thursday, 11 April 2013

Tips for Making Informed Decisions at the Grocery Store - Tip #3





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Tip #3



Beware of the unassuming percent daily value for sodium. Shockingly this percent daily value is based on a number that is above the maximum amount of sodium that Health Canada recommends we consume each day; an amount that is likely to pose a risk to our health. Consider these three easy steps for reading sodium information on food labels



Allison Jorgens is a Professional Home Economist holding a degree in nutritional sciences. She has been working as a food label specialist for grocers and food manufactures in Canada for nearly a decade. Over the past ten years, Allison has reviewed thousands of food labels for many of Canada’s leading private-label grocery brands, large and small manufacturers, distributors, and a variety of importers. It is this wide-ranging experience in regulatory-compliance label reviews that makes her knowledge unique—and her perspective all the more shocking. As a concerned parent and advocate of leading a healthful lifestyle, Allison recommends that all consumers empower themselves with the knowledge needed to make more healthful and informed choices.


Allison sits on the board of directors of The Food Label Movement and the Ontario Home Economics Association. She is a proud member of the Ontario Home Economics Association, Ontario Home Economists in Business Association, Prince Edward Island Home Economics Association, and sits on the advisory council for Eating Disorders of York Region.  
  
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