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Does this headline say what you need to decide whether to read the article?

By Fabio Gomes      

Of course not, in the same way nutrition labelling on the back of food packages doesn’t communicate what we need to know before buying food.

Health Canada’s proposed changes to nutrition labelling are an excellent first step to healthy and more informed Canadian consumers, writes Fabio Gomes. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

Supermarkets are crowded with around 40,000 products, yet most shoppers spend fewer than 10 seconds selecting an item. That’s certainly not enough time to review current Canadian nutrition labels, which are on the back or side of packages and contain detailed information that’s often too complex for many consumers to understand.

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