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
- evolving scientific evidence
- advice of volunteer experts on the Health Check Technical Advisory Committee
- policy directions of the Foundation
- purchasing patterns of Canadians
- market realities.