A trip to the grocery store can actually be a fun way to get kids to understand the importance of eating well and what "serving size" really means. (Uh, not the entire jar of Nutella in one sitting, for example.)
Teaching children good eating habits from a young age is necessary, and Focus on the Facts makes it easy for parents to do that. This tool is designed to increase awareness, use, and understanding of the Nutrition Facts table and help people make informed food choices for their families.
The campaign encourages Canadians to "Focus on the Facts", by starting with the Serving Size and then using the % DV (Percent Daily Value) to choose the nutrients you want a lot—or a little—of. This way, you can consume the foods that have more of the nutrients you want to consume, like fibre and calcium, an less of those you don't want—like saturated and trans fats and sodium. (Basically, 5% DV or less is a little, and 15% DV or more is a lot.) It's an easy way to be aware of what you're consuming and it's a great way to make sure you're eating healthy.
I'm giving away a $100 grocery gift card (to either Loblaws, Metro, Sobey's, Cosco, or Walmart) so the next time you're grocery shopping for your family, you'll be inspired to make better food choices.
Just leave me a comment below telling me something you're doing to keep your family healthy.
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. Winner will be selected randomly by March 14th, 2016.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The opinions and views on this blog post are completely my own.