How It Works

Health Check helps shoppers make healthy food choices in grocery stores. Health Check is a comprehensive food information program with nutrient criteria established by the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s registered dietitians based on recommendations in Canada's Food Guide. Health Check helps consumers identify healthy foods with the Health Check symbol on the front of packages. 

Products must earn the Health Check symbol. Products displaying the Health Check symbol must first be evaluated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s registered dietitians and must meet the program’s nutrient criteria. Only after this, do food manufacturers pay a modest annual fee to cover the program cost and to educate shoppers about healthy eating.

Health Check is a voluntary program open to all food companies, food marketing associations and grocery retailers with private label brands.

Consumer research shows that consumers trust Health Check to help them make healthy food choices in your stores. Eight out of every 10 shoppers are aware of Health Check and of those, 90% have seen the Health Check symbol on food packaging in the grocery store.