Health Check Can Help - Eating Out

Restaurants that are part of the Health Check program offer menu items that meet the specific nutrient criteria developed by the Foundation’s registered dietitians. Menu items must provide standard portion sizes and provide adequate amounts of protein, and vegetables and fruit (for large entrees), and limited amounts of fat and sodium. The menu items that meet these specific criteria are easily identified on the menu with the Health Check logo. Here are a few examples of Health Check menu item categories:

  • Health Check menu items in the small entrée (a serving size of 350 grams or less) category have been evaluated for:
    • protein
    • total fat
    • sodium
       
  • Health Check menu items in the large entrée (a serving size of 350 grams or more) category have been evaluated for:
    • at least two food groups including a vegetable and fruit serving (other than potato)
    • protein
    • total fat per serving; and total fat as trans fat
    • sodium
       
  • Health Check soups (250 mL) have been evaluated for
    • vitamins C and A, folate, iron, calcium or fibre
    • total fat
    • total fat as trans fat
    • sodium

Read more about Health Check in restaurants and learn more about the nutrient criteria for menu items.