New Year's Resolution: Eat well for health and vitality
(NC) — Eating well is a resolution that might be easier than you think. There is a lot more information available now when making food choices, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Health Check program, designed to give you guidance at a glance. Its familiar 'white checkmark in a red circle' can be found on a variety of products in grocery stores and on the menus of several restaurants nation-wide. The logo means that you're making a healthy choice. Quick facts about the program The criteria are based on recommendations in Canada's Food Guide. The criteria include nutrients Canadians should eat more of, such as fibre and vitamins, as well as those they should limit, such as fat, especially saturated and trans, and sodium. The Health Check criteria continue to evolve. More information about the program, nutrition and recipes, can be found online at healthcheck.org.