Nutrient Criteria - Restaurants

Health Check is one way the Heart and Stroke Foundation helps Canadians make healthy food choices by identifying products and menu items that meet nutrient criteria.
Based on recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide, the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s team of registered dietitians developed Health Check criteria for the following nutrients:Fat (quantity and type)


  • Fibre
  • Sodium
  • Protein
  • Vitamins and Minerals

Scientific evidence, labeling regulations, nutrition trends as well as the eating habits of Canadians also inform the criteria. The criteria are reviewed on a regular basis and continue to evolve.


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