By Health Canada
Dear Interested Canadians and Stakeholders,
Health Canada launched the Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada on October 24, 2016. The goal of the Healthy Eating Strategy is to create a food environment where the healthier choice is the easier choice. Chronic diseases are a major public health concern in Canada. Unhealthy diets high in saturated fat, sugars and sodium are one of the top risk factors for obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Health Canada is proposing to introduce mandatory front-of-package labelling for foods that are high in nutrients of public health concern, namely saturated fat, sugars and/or sodium. Front-of-package labelling will provide quick and easy guidance to help you make informed choices about packaged foods and help improve the nutritional quality of packaged foods available in the marketplace.
Health Canada is launching a consultation on front-of-package labelling. The official Canada Gazette, Part I consultation will take place from February 10 to April 26, 2018. Please note that the Canada Gazette is available online on Friday at 2 p.m. Eastern time, ahead of its publication on Saturday.
Since we want to hear from as many Canadians as possible, we have also created a short, consumer-friendly online consultation for you to tell us which front-of-package nutrition symbol you find useful.
This consultation is open until April 26, 2018.
Your responses will help guide the choice of a nutrition symbol for the front of food packages in Canada. We invite you to participate in both front-of-package labelling consultations and to spread the news about the consultations to your family, friends and colleagues.
Click here to start the survey.
The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for all Canadians adversely affected by gluten. To make sure we are working on your behalf as best we can, we are planning to review of our priorities and the support, awareness and advocacy work we do.
You are a valuable member of our online community, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could take around ten minutes and complete a short survey to help us as we move forward. We’d request your input no later than March 18.
All Canadians with a “gluten problem” are invited to participate. All opinions are welcome.
Link to the survey: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/LJXqTryd
Thank you very much for adding your voice. We actively use feedback to improve our organisation and provide the gluten-free community with the best possible service. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]
Board of Directors
Canadian Celiac Associatio
We need parents willing to complete an online survey:
Exploring the influence of parent perceptions on vitamin supplementation practices in children/adolescents with celiac disease.
We would like to gain an understanding of what your general knowledge is about the need for vitamin supplementation in children/adolescents with celiac disease and your perspectives on the factors which influence the decision to use/not use vitamin supplements.
- Does your child/adolescent have Celiac Disease?
- Is your child/adolescent between the ages of 2-18 years?
- Does your child take vitamins?
- Would you like to be part of a national survey?
- Only 20 minutes of your time!
Complete the survey online: