Label Reading

Label Reading Information Session

What is the first thing you look for on a food package label? Ever wonder what all those numbers and percentages mean?  Label Reading will help to answer all your questions and make label reading simple and easy.  This session is for everyone – those who just want to be able to read and understand a label better or for those with a chronic disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or if you are overweight.  This session will give you the tools you need to improve your health.

What will I learn during this Information Session?

This session will review and explain all the components of a food label, why some foods don’t have a label, what  the government regulations for labeling are and the rules around nutrition claims listed on a label. You will learn about the dietary recommendations for the nutrients listed and what the percentage daily value means. Afterwards you will be able to compare food products more easily, be more able to manage special diets and know exactly what is in the food products you are buying and eating.

Who can attend?

Any patient belonging to the Barrie and Community Family Health Team is welcome to attend this information session.

How do I register?

If your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner has already sent a referral for this session, an Administrative Assistant associated with the Dietitian Services will contact you shortly. Otherwise, you may register yourself through the Register Now button below.

Class Availability

Classes generally run every other month. Our Administrative Team will provide you with upcoming class availability (Subject to change, depending on volumes).

Additional Information

This class is covered by OHIP and is free of charge. For further information please contact your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

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