This course was designed to help dietitians and other healthcare professionals improve their knowledge of the federal regulations on nutrition labelling. The course was created with extensive input from Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, as well as dietetic practitioners.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
- Generalize the roles of Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in food and nutrition labelling
- Illustrate the role of scientific evidence in informing labelling recommendations
- Appraise strengths and weaknesses of food labelling educational tools available to Canadian consumers
- Describe and interpret mandatory and voluntary items of a food label, including the Nutrition Facts table, health and nutrient content claims, the ingredient list, and allergen declaration
The course includes case studies, interactive activities, self-reflections, and additional resources for further reading. The ability to earn ‘badges’ as you complete module activities has been integrated to further engage the learner.
You will have access to the course content for 90 days from date of purchase. Extensions are not granted.
May 3, 2017