The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet: How to Achieve Optimal Health

In recent years, the ketogenic diet has gained popularity as a means of achieving optimal health. This low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet has been associated with a variety of benefits, from weight loss to improved cognitive function. In this article, we will explore the science behind the ketogenic diet and its numerous advantages. We will also provide …

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The Fit for Life Diet: A Comprehensive Guide to Eating for Optimal Health

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is essential for a long and fulfilling life. The Fit for Life Diet is a comprehensive eating plan that promotes optimal health by focusing on food pairing and timing. In this article, we will take a deep dive into the philosophy and principles behind the Fit for Life Diet, …

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How to Create an Effective F-Plan for Your Business

In today’s competitive business landscape, it’s crucial to have effective strategies in place to ensure the success and growth of your business. One such strategy is the F-Plan, which focuses on achieving your business goals and objectives through a structured approach. This article will walk you through the steps of creating an effective F-Plan for …

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Unlock Your Body’s Potential with the 4-Hour Body

Achieving the perfect physique can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Enter the 4-Hour Body, a revolutionary guide to transforming your body in just four hours a week. Written by Tim Ferriss, the bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, this book offers a comprehensive and science-based approach to health and fitness that …

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The Benefits of the Hay Diet: A Comprehensive Guide

The Hay Diet, also known as the food combining diet, is a method of eating that has been gaining popularity in recent years. This diet promotes optimal health by emphasizing the consumption of alkaline foods and avoiding combinations of acidic and alkaline foods. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the history, principles, and benefits …

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What Is a High Residue Diet and How Can It Benefit Your Health?

A high residue diet is a type of diet that is rich in fiber and promotes the consumption of whole foods. This type of diet is beneficial for individuals who are looking to improve their digestive health, manage their weight, reduce their risk of chronic diseases and enhance their nutrient absorption. In this article, we …

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Here’s a Challenge – Create a Healthy Pizza Lunch

Domino’s Pizza stateside recently launched the Domino’s Smart Slice program. Catering to schools, the objective is to provide a healthy alternative to traditional fare.  This program allows kids to keep their beloved pizza day while meeting the new nutrition guidelines that many school boards have adopted in an effort to provide better nutrition and combat childhood obesity. The …

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Nutrient Criteria

The Health Check Program is based on Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Different food categories have different nutrient criteria.  The criteria are defined using Health Canada’s Nutrient Content Claims.  Definitions of the claims are included in a separate document called “Nutrient Claims“.* Sodium Values are evaluated for all categories.  The criteria used for evaluation is based …

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Program Information

Health Check is Canada’s only third-party, not-for-profit and transparent, national food information program working in an arm’s length relationship with industry to improve the Canadian food supply. The following resources explain the program and provide key information about its background, goals, procedures, educational opportunities for Canadians and the professional backing behind Health Check’s criteria. Have …

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Grocery Product Licensee Fees

Costs The Health Check program is run on a not-for-profit, cost-recovery basis and remains financially independent from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the federal government. Health Check is self-supporting through fees from participating companies. However, to join Health Check, products must first meet the nutrient criteria.  As a not-for-profit program, any surplus …

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Food Manufacturers

Help Your Customers Make Healthy Food Choices The Health Check symbol identifies your grocery product as a healthy choice. Health Check is the not-for-profit food information program of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Benefits of participating in Health Check include: Joining Health Check is straight forward. The program is open to any food company, food …

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 Please note that these recipes are copyrighted. Permission must be obtained from the Heart and Stroke Foundation at permissions@hsf.ca in order to reprint. Eating well everyday can be a challenge. Everyone is busy but with a little planning preparing healthy snacks and meals can be done. Try these quick and healthy  recipes which have been reviewed by …

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Already a Member / Déjà inscrit Userid / Nom d’utilisateur:Password / Mot de passe: Forgot your password?Mot de passe oublié? Join our online healthy eating community! By becoming a member you will be able to participate in our online discussions, post comments, organize your favourite resources, and receive our monthly healthy eating updates.

Recipe Criteria

Just like the process of reviewing grocery products and restaurant menu items, the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s registered dietitians evaluate these recipes based on specific nutrient criteria. Depending on the type of recipe, the following nutrients can be evaluated: All of the recipes will have the following information to help you determine the levels of …

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Original Non Hydrogenated Margarine 7 g (Foodservice item) Availability:  Food Category:  Company:  Brand:  Health Check Nutrient Criteria Criteria for new submitted products Criteria for existing products same Products must fit the criteria per 10 g serving and per on-pack serving

Media Room

Media Room – Media Releases Health Check Drives Away the Salt Date: 12-02-2009 Health Check Drives Away the SaltTo meet Health Check criteria, 14 companies have removed 800, 000 kilograms of salt from their products in just four years. This is the equivalent of 88 dump trucks of salt being driven out of our food …

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Technical Advisors

Meet our Team of Technical Advisors Every product that displays the Health Check symbol must first meet the program’s nutrient criteria. Health Check’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) guides the development and revisions of the criteria. TAC is made up of registered dietitians and nutrition experts from across Canada who volunteer their time to Health Check. TAC members …

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Nutrient Criteria

Health Check helps you make healthy food choices. Health Check grocery products and menu items must meet with nutrient criteria developed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s registered dietitians using the recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide. These criteria address both nutrients that Canadians are encouraged to eat more of, for example fibre and vitamins, and …

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About Us

Healthy eating is one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health. Whether you are cooking at home or eating out, you can make healthy choices that will help you feel and look better and at the same time lower your risk of heart disease and stroke and other diseases. …

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Tips & Tools for Eating Well

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Types of Fibre

Natural occurring fibre is found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, peas and lentils.  There are different types of fibre in these foods, with varying properties and effects on our bodies.   Generally, the fibre in foods can be either soluble or insoluble.  Soluble fibre Insoluble fibre Functional fibres are manufactured or synthetic plant and animal materials, and can …

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Nutrient Criteria – Grocery

The Health Check nutrient criteria were developed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s registered dietitians based on the recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide and when applicable, Health Canada’s Nutrient Content Claims. As a pro-active program, Health Check’s nutrient criteria has evolved, taking into consideration developments in health science, nutrition trends and the eating habits of …

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Q: What does the Health Check symbol mean when I see it on foods? A: The Health Check symbol on food packages and restaurant menu items indicates that the food or menu item has met nutrient criteria developed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s registered dietitians and a Technical Advisory Committee made up of nutrition experts. …

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Nutrient Criteria

The Health Check nutrient criteria are developed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation’ registered dietitians based on recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide and are reviewed on a regular basis. The criteria are evidence-based. They are supported by research and are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Other factors that influence the criteria include

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