Presentation on theme: "1 Health Claims & Nutritional Information Sorting the wheat from the chaff -Discuss these picture cards-"— Presentation transcript:
1 Health Claims & Nutritional Information Sorting the wheat from the chaff -Discuss these picture cards-
2 Information overload? Even technically correct nutritional information can lead you astray. The food industry has many tricks of the trade to convince you to buy their product. Sometimes, certain information is aimed to distract you from what the product really is. For example, Low in fat! (But it’s really high in sugar) All Natural (Fat, salt and sugar are natural, aren’t they?) Contains 10 vitamins and minerals! (Real food should contain vitamins and minerals, shouldn’t it? What are they hiding?....) 2
4 What nutritional information is advertised on this product? - What is it distracting you from? - Do you think it’s a healthy choice for the target audience? Why or why not? Distracted?
6 The price of eating “healthily”? How many of these ingredients do you actually recognize? - This dressing may be low in fat, but what is it likely high in? (the green) - Name three simple ingredients you could use to make a salad dressing from scratch.
7 Confused? You’re not alone. A poll done by Health Canada in July 2010 showed that most consumers are confused by the nutrition facts and labeling found on Canadian products.
8 Test Your Knowledge Do you know the 6 components of this Nutrition Facts table?
10 Is all food bad for you? Discuss this comic with the group. What is the artist saying about these packaged foods? - What are some ways that you could avoid unhealthy products like “chemical helper” and “zero nutrition puffs”? - What is the significance of the child’s behaviour?