What is the first thing you look for on a food package label? Ever wonder what all those numbers and percentages mean? The Label Reading information session will help 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, those with a chronic disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes as well as those who may be 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. Following the session you will be able to compare food products more easily, feel more confident managing 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, one of our Administrative Assistants will contact you shortly. Alternatively, you can register yourself by selecting your preferred date below and clicking Register Now or by calling 705-721-0370 x2907 and speaking with our administrative staff.
Classes generally run every other month. Our Administrative Team will provide you with upcoming class availability (Subject to change, depending on volumes).
This class is covered by OHIP and is free of charge. For further information please contact your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner.