Nutrition Education Facts Grocery Giveaway

Comments 290 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Sponsored Post — Views are my own. This post is in partnership with Health Canada's Nft education campaign. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Earlier this year I got to know the Nutrition Facts Table (the “Nft”) and last weekend I tested my knowledge at the Nutrition Education Facts booth at the Vancouver Home + Design Show.

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Along with my nephew, I was quizzed on ten facts about the Nft, where we also learned how to read the table (and how to do a little math on the fly). For each correct answer, we were given a chip that we took over to the Nutrition Facto board to earn some prizes.

“It’s like Plinko,” I told my nephew, who shrugged. “The Price is Right? Plinko? No?” he remained unfazed by my game show trivia and took to the board to enter to win.


Coming away with a tote bag, t-shirt, and the chance to win a grocery gift card (I entered my nephew under his mother’s name), it was a fun way to start our day at the Home and Design Show.

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Getting to Know the Nutrition Facts Table

There are three simple Nft steps that you can add to your grocery shopping mission that will help you make better health choices.

  1. Serving Size. It’s at the very top of the table, you can’t miss it. By checking a product’s serving size, you can:
    Understand how much of a nutrient you are eating
    Compare calories and nutrients between 2 similar packaged food products
    Compare it to the amount you actually eat
  2. Daily Value. The % DV is found on the right-hand side of a nutrition facts table. It is a guide to help you make informed food choices. It shows you if the serving size has a little or a lot of a nutrient:
    5% DV or less is a little
    15% DV or more is a lot
  3. Ingredients. Reading the ingredient list is both important and useful. It can help you:
    Check if a food product has a certain ingredient.
    Avoid ingredients in case of a food allergy or intolerance.

The NFt, found on most packaged food products in Canada, is key to making an informed choice for you and your family in a few easy steps. The campaign encourages Canadians to start with the Serving Size and then use the % DV to choose the nutrients you want a lot or a little of. By learning how to find out if a product has more of the ingredients you want, and less of those you want to avoid, you can make sure only the very best ends up in your cart, pantry, and body.

Nutrition Education Facts Grocery Giveaway

I have a $100 grocery gift card to give away to one lucky Miss604 reader so they can enjoy their next grocery shopping trip compliments of the Nft! Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $100 grocery gift card from @HealthyCdns + @Miss604 http://owl.li/dDMq305T2bp #FocusontheFacts

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Participating retailers, where the gift card will be valid, are Walmart, Loblaws (LCL), Sobey’s, Federated Co-op, Metro, Costco Wholesale and Overwaitea Food Group.

For more information — and more chances to win great prizes — visit Focus on the Facts online. You can also follow Healthy Canadians on Twitter, the #FocusontheFacts tag, and Healthy Canadians on Facebook.

Update The winner is Holly MacRitchie!

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290 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Kim ReesSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 10:30am PDT

    I definitely need to be educated

  2. Rebecca T.Saturday, November 5th, 2016 — 10:35am PDT

    Thanks for the chance to win. I also checked out the booth at the show and it was very fun and informative.

  3. Tainan LuSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 10:41am PDT

    Thanks for the chance

  4. Tainan LuSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 10:42am PDT

    https://twitter.com/demon1102/status/794957858160906240

  5. BonnieSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:02am PDT

    It’s a good idea to pay attention to the things that are in the food we eat. Great idea.

  6. brandonSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:06am PDT

    Thanks so much!

  7. Linda WebsterSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:15am PDT

    I love having more information about the food my family is eating. Thanks for the chance to win a grocery gift card.

  8. JenSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:15am PDT

    Such an important topic, thanks for sharing!

  9. JeremySaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:16am PDT

    Good to know, thanks for the chance!

  10. Debbie FSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:22am PDT

    https://twitter.com/missycat57/status/794967955071057920

  11. JasmineSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:23am PDT

    Thank you for all information !

  12. tracy kSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:48am PDT

    i should definitely take the time to look at more nutrition labels..

  13. lori butlerSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:48am PDT

    great information.

  14. KarlaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:55am PDT

    Informative!

  15. Maya McDonaldSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:55am PDT

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. LouiseSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:59am PDT

    It’s so important to reach people this information for a healthier life!

  17. Bonnie RSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 12:01pm PDT

    Great info…thank you!

  18. VictoriaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 12:15pm PDT

    This is Amazing! Thanks!

  19. AndreaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 1:02pm PDT

    Great info! Thanks for the chance!

  20. Brenda SSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 1:09pm PDT

    Great information!

  21. Michael BSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 1:24pm PDT

    Money for groceries is always appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. JasonSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 1:35pm PDT

    This is great information!

  23. StephanieSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 1:39pm PDT

    I agree that it’s important to understand the Nutrition Facts Table! I always check it out before eating something

  24. ceciliaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 1:54pm PDT

    Great information, very useful …and thanks for the contest! would love to win!

  25. ceciliaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 1:54pm PDT

    Great information, very useful …and thanks for the contest!

  26. janSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 2:06pm PDT

    The side of the package is a must read

  27. ShannonSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 2:09pm PDT

    This is great!

  28. Margaret McCormackSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 2:27pm PDT

    A few years ago I started to have gallbladder attacks and had to really watch what I was eating. The nft became my best friend. I lost a lot of weight and eventually my darn gallbladder. But i did learn to eat better ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Melissa HoffmannSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 2:45pm PDT

    Thanks for all the valuable information! It is so important to understand labels and be informed about what we eat to stay healthy.

  30. DonnaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 3:02pm PDT

    Some great information here! And grocery gcs are a great prize

  31. Jessica TSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 3:25pm PDT

    Would love to win!

  32. AmandaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 3:26pm PDT

    Great information! Would love to win a grocery gift card!

  33. Juliee FitzeSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 3:48pm PDT

    Thank you so much for the great info and contest.

  34. MelindaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 3:49pm PDT

    Thank for the info and chance to win!

  35. Ariel CSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 3:58pm PDT

    great, thanks!

  36. adamSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 4:00pm PDT

    yes please

  37. DeeSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 4:07pm PDT

    Thanks!

  38. SylviaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 4:37pm PDT

    Thanks for the giveaway…I hope I win!

  39. BrendaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 4:38pm PDT

    I’m a big fan of labeling laws

  40. CliffSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 4:38pm PDT

    Nice prize

  41. Jasen HSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 4:55pm PDT

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  42. Jay NelsonSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 5:03pm PDT

    Thank you, I tweeted. I like to look at nutritional labels – particularly for the content of sugars.

  43. FayezaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 5:07pm PDT

    Such a healthy topic

  44. Sunshine HSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 5:23pm PDT

    Recently I has to start watching my salt intake more and these labels come in so handy for that!

  45. Jennifer AndersonSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 6:23pm PDT

    I would love to win!

  46. Don McQueenSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 7:30pm PDT

    Great to learn about new nutrition info

  47. LCSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 7:40pm PDT

    yum!

  48. Marisa. PSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 7:41pm PDT

    I love food! ?

  49. MandySaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 7:48pm PDT

    Thank so for the info and the giveaway!!

  50. Christine WSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 7:58pm PDT

    This is great. Would love to win!

  51. Anne-Marie TveteSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 8:26pm PDT

    I am getting better at reading labels

  52. Anne-Marie TveteSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 8:26pm PDT

    tweeted https://twitter.com/amt946/status/795104537279270913

  53. DoraSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 8:29pm PDT

    Thanks for sharing! Hope I win!

  54. MichelleSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 8:31pm PDT

    A grocery gift card would be excellent.

    Here’s my nutrition & nutrition labels tip:
    Anything with a nutrition label (packaged) isn’t going to be as healthful as something without one.

  55. lindaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 9:03pm PDT

    Thanks for bringing attention to such an important topic.

  56. KamSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 9:45pm PDT

    Thanks so much for sharing this!

  57. IainSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:05pm PDT

    Good reminders and a practical prize. Thanks.

  58. Tina L.Saturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:49pm PDT

    This is very useful information. thanks for the chance.

  59. EileenSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:53pm PDT

    I played the game at the Home Show too! Some good info!

  60. Judy DuongSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 12:17am PDT

    Very informative, thanks for the chance!

  61. Kevin LSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 12:29am PDT

    Yup, I’ve been reading labels on food packaging pretty much since I started learning how to read. ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Daniela PlumeSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 12:44am PDT

    Thanks for the information. It’s important to understand how much of a nutrient you are eating.

  63. Noma de PSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 1:03am PDT

    Getting the right amount of nutrients is so important. Thanks for publicizing the NFt.

  64. Karen GreggSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 1:47am PDT

    Good stuff to know…plus…pick me, please ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Holly MacRitchieSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 1:35am PDT

    Thanks for the chance, this will come in handy with the holidays coming!

  66. Anthony LangloisSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:57am PST

    Thank you for this giveawau

  67. Amy HeffernanSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 3:09am PST

    Thanks for the chance. THis would be a HUGE help!
    Tweeted

  68. Kathleen RoffeySunday, November 6th, 2016 — 3:38am PST

    Great contest! Thanks for the chance

  69. Shirley SSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 4:17am PST

    The Nutrition Facts Table helps me make better food choices. Thanks for the contest!

  70. FrancineSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 5:05am PST

    https://twitter.com/1byspike/status/795250525751169024

  71. Kiley DowneySunday, November 6th, 2016 — 5:05am PST

    Thanks for the opportunity

  72. FrancineSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 5:06am PST

    I hope you had your nephew’s mother’s permission to use her identity – even though it’s probably against the terms and conditions.

  73. heather SwansonSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:30am PST

    What a fantastic prize!

  74. Anne DerkatSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:52am PST

    Can never get too much information on this subject. Thanks for the contest.

  75. Nicole AbenSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:57am PST

    Super important to read your labels!

  76. adamSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 7:03am PST

    Great giveaway!

  77. michelle tremblettSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 7:28am PST

    Amazing giveaway ! Im sure could focus more on the facts than I do, im a work in progress haha, Thanky ou for the chance !

  78. Suzanne GSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 7:30am PST

    It is very important to read the nutrition facts on packaging and I usually do check them out.

  79. Sandi TymchukSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 7:51am PST

    Thank you for spreading the word about how to read nutritional labels: I won’t buy a new product without reading this label, as well as the ingredients list.

  80. Vanessa L.Sunday, November 6th, 2016 — 7:52am PST

    Thank you for all of the great info!

  81. Michelle WSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 7:52am PST

    This is good information to know! I’ve just recently started reading the labels on the foods I buy!

  82. Mike GismondiSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:06am PST

    Thanks for the great information!

  83. Angela GriffinSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:06am PST

    I’d love to win this to buy a nice big turkey

  84. LILLIAN BROWNSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:12am PST

    I agree that it is important to understand the Nutrition Facts Table- I did the quiz and got it correct

  85. Erica SeamanSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:22am PST

    WOW, what an eye opening article.

  86. Marlene VSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:25am PST

    Thanks I would love to win!!!

  87. Mary WarnerSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:28am PST

    Diabetes made me a package reader. Necessary for all really.

  88. JulieSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:28am PST

    I think it’s so important that we read and understand food labels. We need to understand what we are putting into our bodies.

  89. JulieSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:31am PST

    https://twitter.com/76JAH/status/795302146950492160

  90. janine aSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 9:18am PST

    thanks for the chance! ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Linda R.Sunday, November 6th, 2016 — 9:20am PST

    I was never sure what % of the daily intake value was considered to be sufficient or too excessive. Thanks for the information!

  92. SarahJSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 9:22am PST

    I typically pay attention to the labels unless I’m deliberately ignoring them.

  93. RebeccaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 9:45am PST

    Great prize!

  94. KristiSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 9:50am PST

    I think it’s a great program to help people learn how to decipher labels to fit their needs.

  95. Mitchell DawsonSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 10:30am PST

    Really cool idea! I always think I know more than I do about nutrition.

  96. MichelleSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 10:30am PST

    Nutrition is very important!

  97. Heidi c.Sunday, November 6th, 2016 — 10:37am PST

    We can all benefit from better nutrition learned this way.

  98. DebzSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 10:54am PST

    Good food facts!

  99. NateSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 11:12am PST

    Thanks for the great information, I will pay more attention to labels

  100. Stephanie LaPlanteSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 11:18am PST

    I definitely like knowing the facts. Thanks for sharing!

  101. Stephanie LaPlanteSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 11:18am PST

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/stephy905/status/795344626370703360

  102. Debbie FSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 11:37am PST

    thanks for the great giveaway

  103. GregSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 11:40am PST

    https://twitter.com/gregfromtherock/status/795349683669340160

  104. K YeeSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 12:04pm PST

    We pay attention to the Nutrition Facts Table in this household. Thank you for an informative post.

  105. NancySunday, November 6th, 2016 — 12:19pm PST

    It’s a shame Focus on the Facts’ contest isn’t structured as it was last year with a bonus entry for scoring well. With no bonus, there is no incentive to do well on the quiz or to even do the quiz.

  106. Siobhan S.Sunday, November 6th, 2016 — 12:21pm PST

    Very good information! And nutritious food is something we could definitely use. Thanks for another great contest.

  107. Rebecca GroenSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 12:28pm PST

    Thanks for the information!

  108. ginette4Sunday, November 6th, 2016 — 12:42pm PST

    I also read the nutritional facts..looking at sodium and amount of sugar

  109. ginette4Sunday, November 6th, 2016 — 12:43pm PST

    tweeted
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ginette4/status/795363841186086912

  110. lisaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 1:04pm PST

    This is good to know!

  111. Wendy huttonSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 1:09pm PST

    thanks for the chance, good info to know

  112. Wendy huttonSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 1:09pm PST

    tweeted https://twitter.com/wghutton/status/795372355811803137

  113. Dawn GordonSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 1:13pm PST

    Good post

    Good reminder to read the serving size and daily value…I focus on the ingredients but need to to start looking at the other facts

    Thanks for the reminder

  114. Edith RennesSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 1:55pm PST

    Good things to know…thank you

  115. Kim MSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:03pm PST

    Good information to know.

  116. Silvia DSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:10pm PST

    Very useful information! Thank you

  117. Silvia DSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:11pm PST

    https://twitter.com/sapphirerose58/status/795387514001313792 tweeted

  118. CairineSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:16pm PST

    I think it’s a good idea to read labels, too much stuff on there that we don’t even know what it is. Also think GMO’s should be identified.

  119. TaniaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:27pm PST

    That would be a great prize

  120. RinoSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:29pm PST

    Nutrition is very important!

  121. Kerenza FreylingerSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:45pm PST

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  122. LindaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:48pm PST

    I am getting better at reading the nutrition facts table on food products.

  123. Jennifer P.Sunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:51pm PST

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/JaylynneParsons/status/795398060993937408

  124. Jennifer P.Sunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:54pm PST

    I love using the NFt – sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised at how good something actually is when I’m not expecting it to be, and sometimes I am disappointed when I discover that something I thought was healthy actually isn’t. It’s such a great tool to use when grocery shopping – I use it often to compare products and make my buying decisions.

  125. JonnieSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:56pm PST

    The nutrition facts table can definitely be a bit confusing. I tweeted as well as @edmontonjb

  126. Catherine RobichaudSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 3:06pm PST

    I agree that reading the labels on the food we buy is definitely important. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a much needed grocery gift card.

  127. Catherine RobichaudSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 3:07pm PST

    Posted on twitter https://twitter.com/CCrobich/status/795402187904077824

  128. Brenda Witherspoon-BedardSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 3:13pm PST

    https://twitter.com/BeeWBedard/status/795403647031111680

  129. Brenda Witherspoon-BedardSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 3:14pm PST

    Thank you for the chance to win – much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. millySunday, November 6th, 2016 — 3:14pm PST

    Thank you for the contest. I read those labels constantly!

  131. SamSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 4:12pm PST

    Thanks for sharing!

    We should have more information on sugar. How much is added sugars?

  132. Florence CochraneSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 4:38pm PST

    I read labels all the time. I look for the sugar, fat, sodium and fiber.

  133. Florence CochraneSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 4:39pm PST

    Link to my tweet. Thank you https://twitter.com/fossie55/status/795425396854505473

  134. nicole emmaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 5:29pm PST

    thank you for the chance!

  135. nicole emmaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 5:30pm PST

    my twitter link: https://twitter.com/_Nicole_Emma/status/795437939090190340

  136. Margaret HSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 5:49pm PST

    I read labels a lot now as I need to see how much sugar is in the product….as I am diabetic….

  137. Erinn LishmanSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:28pm PST

    https://twitter.com/thr33girls/status/795452727253995520

  138. Erinn LishmanSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:30pm PST

    I love the guidelines outlined here and can definitely use the help in making better food choices for me and my family. Thank you for the chance!

  139. ElizabethSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:31pm PST

    Thanks

  140. Carol MSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:38pm PST

    I’ve been in the habit of reading labels for a few years now.

    Thanks for the chance.

  141. Carole DubeSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:50pm PST

    I always read the labels it’s really important! I watch for salt, fat and sugar the most.

  142. Carole DubeSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:51pm PST

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/mistycarole/status/795457775698673664

  143. NicoleSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:57pm PST

    Thanks for the great info and the chance!

  144. alexaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 7:42pm PST

    love groceries

  145. Lyndon M.Sunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:17pm PST

    Great info, thanks for the chance!

  146. ADSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:22pm PST

    It’s shocking to me how many people don’t know how to read the nutrition table on the back of all our foods; it’s so important to know what you are ingesting. Thank you for the great information.

  147. ADSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:23pm PST

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Rogue_Femme/status/795481694186835968

  148. Tracy DSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:42pm PST

    Tweeted! https://twitter.com/tracydeanne/status/795486558518448128

  149. Tracy DSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 8:44pm PST

    It’s so important to read the nutrition facts, especially salt and sugar. Thanks for the info, and the giveaway!

  150. missbobloblawSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 9:09pm PST

    Thanks for the great info. It’s so important to know what you are eating!

  151. Cahley E Tod-TimsSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 9:29pm PST

    Thanks, I will pay more attention at the supermarket.

  152. joannaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 10:50pm PST

    i think i saw this being promoted at a local save on foods. cool idea. thanks for the opportunity!

  153. jane kramerMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 4:17am PST

    great info , thanks for the chance

  154. Nicole BMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 5:12am PST

    Some great info on reading nutritional facts!

  155. Laurie AlainMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 5:21am PST

    Like and Shared thanks for the chance to win good luck everyone!!

  156. ChristineBMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 7:27am PST

    I learned a lot about food labels from the Focus on Facts quizzes that ran last year. Labels are an important nutritional tool.

  157. DianeMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 7:28am PST

    Great information! Would love this

  158. Cassandra KazlovskisMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 7:37am PST

    What a great campaign for consumers, thanks for sharing!

  159. JanMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 7:49am PST

    Would love this!

  160. christopheMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 7:50am PST

    Me me me!

  161. LesterMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 8:31am PST

    I always read the nutrition labels when buying food. Good info!

  162. Kimberley HamiltonMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 8:44am PST

    Great info! Thanks for the giveaway!

  163. Tara BetterleyMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 9:19am PST

    This is definitely something I need to do more often – I never read the labels because I don’t understand them.

  164. Tara BetterleyMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 9:20am PST

    Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/tkbetts/status/795677142864564224

  165. Clare I.Monday, November 7th, 2016 — 10:24am PST

    I always read the labels. They don’t lie!

  166. Lucie BMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 10:26am PST

    Thank you for a very useful post, with a super practical prize!

  167. GlogirlMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 10:40am PST

    Reading labels is so important as it aids us in making healthy food choices.

  168. GlogirlMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 10:40am PST

    Tweet~ https://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/795697252195037184

  169. lbwranMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 12:24pm PST

    A hundred bucks for groceries would go a long way. I’ve been living off less than a hundred dollars a MONTH for more than a year now. If I win this $100, I’ll be able to stock my cubbards with cocoa, flour, shortening, baking powder, and other staples that should be in my home.

  170. Deanna LeeMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 1:09pm PST

    This is good information. There are too many confusing information out there and many products are falsely being advertised as healthy when they are not. Thanks for giving us a chance to win practical prize while providing us useful info in your post!

  171. gurinderMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 1:25pm PST

    would love to win

  172. rubyMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 1:26pm PST

    great prize

  173. ClaudiaMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 1:49pm PST

    Thanks for the contest.

  174. LisaMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 2:28pm PST

    Thanks for the opportunity

  175. SCOTTMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 2:30pm PST

    Great subject! Goodluck everyone

  176. ShannonMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 2:31pm PST

    Great Prize. Would love to win.

  177. EmiliaMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 2:44pm PST

    I am a label reader!

  178. Krista MMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 2:46pm PST

    Cholesterol is my family’s enemy & the Nft is always useful to find all the nutritional information I need to improve our health for our family meals!

  179. Krista MMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 2:47pm PST

    My tweet! https://twitter.com/MillerKrazy/status/795759355354234881

  180. MagMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 3:50pm PST

    Thanks for the gift card contest.

  181. Jenness MMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 3:51pm PST

    Amazing prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

  182. NancyMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 4:21pm PST

    I mostly buy unpackaged food. I could really use this gift card!

  183. CarolMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 4:26pm PST

    It is so important to know what we are putting into our bodies. Great contest.

  184. Amy CMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 4:57pm PST

    Thanks for the chance

  185. Amy CMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 4:58pm PST

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/Butterfly_012/status/795792394557878272

  186. Casey MillerMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 5:38pm PST

    Thank you for the chance!

  187. KatieMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 5:50pm PST

    What an important tool to have when it comes to food! Would greatly benefit from this contest.

  188. JennaMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 5:54pm PST

    I could really use this card and information. Have a great day!

  189. Amy WangMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 5:56pm PST

    You’re what you eat…. definitely will read labels closely.

  190. CallyMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 6:08pm PST

    This is so applicable to our daily lives so I’m so interested to learn more.

  191. LYNN CLAYTONMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 7:36pm PST

    ty for the chance

  192. mariaMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 7:37pm PST

    Great prize!!

  193. Rebecca RobertsMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 7:45pm PST

    I always try my best to read and understand the nutritional information!

  194. RonMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 8:25pm PST

    I’ve learned how important it is to look at the serving size since that makes such a difference in calculating the nutrition.

  195. Mary Lou MacKenzieMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 10:21pm PST

    Very informative! Thanks for the chance to win groceries in your #FocusOnTheFacts contest.

  196. BhavnyMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 10:24pm PST

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Useful info, thx.

  197. SaveenaMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 10:40pm PST

    Labels can be so misleading esp reading thru ingredients and fillers that you cant tell what their role is and if it harmful.

  198. Jason BMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 10:55pm PST

    Always like to learn about nutrition and that palm oil is contributing to climate change.

  199. angela eagleTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 12:10am PST

    I always read the label and good for you to teach the young ones. What goes in your body is more important than what goes on it

  200. Cheryl GermainTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 12:55am PST

    I usually check out the NFT on packaging

  201. MandyTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 1:26am PST

    It’s good to have this source to educate people on how to read the packaging and make more informed decisions about their food.

  202. Theresa C.Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 1:48am PST

    Awesome that you took your nephew to the show! Thanks for the info ๐Ÿ˜‰

  203. JessicaTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 1:57am PST

    Very informative and so important!! We need to be more aware of what we are putting into our bodies and what we are feeding our loved ones!! Thank you for this information and the chance to win this great prize! Would be awesome!!

  204. MelanieTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 5:31am PST

    Good to know and be more aware of what you are eating!

  205. cathy p pleszTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 5:31am PST

    The more informed we are; the better food choices we make. Your site is great!

  206. Sunshine GTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 6:31am PST

    It’s always a good thing to read the labels – it’s surprising how much you can learn.

  207. Anita STuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 7:40am PST

    I agree that reading and understanding food labels should help inform people’s food choices.

  208. MaryanneTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 8:30am PST

    Thanks for the info! Everyone should read the labels.

  209. kristyTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 8:38am PST

    Very important for folks to understand how to read food labels. Thanks!

  210. TracyTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 8:47am PST

    I need to learn to read these labels properly. Thanks for the info

  211. Maritess STuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 8:53am PST

    Thanks for this chance. I find it to be really important to read the nutritional labels of any item I buy for my family.
    https://twitter.com/skultechM0M/status/796032626343612417

  212. KimTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 8:57am PST

    So important to read the labels

  213. leanaTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 9:12am PST

    Thank you for all the great information!

  214. CarolineTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 9:43am PST

    I would love this! I’ve been on a lifestyle change journey for 7 weeks now. Slowly learning nutritional facts and reading labels. 10lb down now!

  215. Barb WTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 9:54am PST

    Great contest, thanks for running it!

  216. Stephanie DoucetteTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 10:12am PST

    Very important topic – we should be more aware of what’s in our food!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  217. leanneTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 11:15am PST

    Thanks for the chance!

  218. leanneTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 11:15am PST

    https://twitter.com/leanne_mac/status/796068650696331264

  219. Natalia PeixotoTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 12:02pm PST

    Wow, I could use some lessons

  220. Wendy JensenTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 12:03pm PST

    I found the information very interesting. Thank you for the heads up.

  221. DanaTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 12:09pm PST

    Count me in!

  222. Saranna GREVELINGTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 12:24pm PST

    Thanks for the opportunity! Serving size is often so sneaky – really important to look closely at that.

  223. WallyTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 12:52pm PST

    Please pick my name.

  224. Linda SvarovskyTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 1:19pm PST

    https://twitter.com/lindasvar/status/796099457884581888

    Thanks for the article and contest

  225. DBTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 1:56pm PST

    We absolutely need to teach our children to read the labels as well! Great article!

  226. wenTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 2:11pm PST

    Great app to use.

  227. SarahTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 2:14pm PST

    Thanks for the chance!

  228. Jennifer C (@JusticeSadie)Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 2:21pm PST

    Great Info! I think we all could use a refresher course.

  229. MelissaTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 2:54pm PST

    Great tips, thank you!!

  230. JennyTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 3:30pm PST

    Thanks for the tips!

  231. Lisa GTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 3:56pm PST

    The home show looked like fun! Thanks for the chance to win the grocery gift card (now to try to buy healthy things with it if I win;)

  232. Erin WTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 4:36pm PST

    Thank you! My fingers are crossed. This would really help for the holidays.

  233. Rhonda W G.Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 6:04pm PST

    https://twitter.com/vintagebased/status/796171397282361344

  234. Rhonda W G.Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 6:05pm PST

    Thankfully is is easier to understand the labels now! I’m always shocked by the serving size…lol.

  235. Mary Ann MTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 6:39pm PST

    I’m running coaching programs that provide motivation, accountability, and education for building healthy lifestyles. I would love to win this card so I can give it as an incentive in my online program, and encourage label reading for nutrition.

  236. AmTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 7:27pm PST

    Product labelling is often very tricky, making it wven more important to look at the nutrition facts tables.

  237. AshleyTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 10:35pm PST

    Good Info

  238. Louise ChapmanTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 10:46pm PST

    I never knew about the DV part!

  239. TanyaTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 11:17pm PST

    Thanks!

  240. Swapnil ShahWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 7:38am PST

    Always looking to get healthier

  241. LindsayWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 9:00am PST

    This would be awesome

  242. Farin MeralliWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 10:00am PST

    Thanks for entering me!

  243. MichelleWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 10:07am PST

    I hope I win! This would be awesome

  244. LynWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 10:28am PST

    Healthy foods are the best!

  245. MikeWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 10:30am PST

    I like to learn more about nutrition. I aim to eat healthy local foods.

  246. AdamWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 10:37am PST

    I’d like to have the opportunity to buy foods to make a meal for my family.

  247. KellyWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 11:05am PST

    Great info! Thanks for the chance??

  248. MarinaWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 11:05am PST

    I’m always reading the label on EVERYTHING! Thanks for the chance to win. Good groceries are expensive so the gift card would definitely help!

  249. Alana ParkWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 11:54am PST

    Pick me

  250. KristaWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 12:34pm PST

    Thanks for bringing my attention to Nft!

  251. HelenWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 12:40pm PST

    Thanks for sharing the info.

  252. JohnnyWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 1:07pm PST

    Love the blog! Thanks for sharing with us ๐Ÿ™‚

  253. Christina KosiancicWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 2:37pm PST

    It’s important to pay attention to labels, ingredients, serving sizes & nutritional values, if you are wanting to ensure you are on track with a healthy diet! Free groceries, yes please!?

  254. Stefanie LeBlancWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 4:11pm PST

    I can always use grocery funds! Thanks!

  255. Wanda Jean PWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 5:35pm PST

    I have to admit I would benefit If I read the labels

  256. Wanda Jean PWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 5:37pm PST

    https://twitter.com/WandaJean15/status/796526942715604992

  257. AmyWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 9:46pm PST

    Thanks for sharing the information to educate others about the NFT! With the Safe Food for Canadians Act, there are some upcoming exciting changes to Canada’s food safety system and also changes to product labelling as well to help Canadians make healthier food choices!

  258. MarinaWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 10:35pm PST

    Probably the most complicated system of all time. Thanks for the education.

  259. AshleyThursday, November 10th, 2016 — 7:29am PST

    This would be great! Thanks for sharing!

  260. Tabby72Thursday, November 10th, 2016 — 7:46am PST

    This is a great initiative! Thanks for this great contest.

  261. ShirleyThursday, November 10th, 2016 — 11:10am PST

    It’s important to read the labels.

  262. Paula RThursday, November 10th, 2016 — 11:10am PST

    thanks for the chance

  263. Pam R.Thursday, November 10th, 2016 — 11:28am PST

    What a great giveaway; I’m sure everyone could use free groceries!

  264. Sherry FraserThursday, November 10th, 2016 — 2:05pm PST

    This would be a wonderful win.

  265. caroline m.Thursday, November 10th, 2016 — 2:38pm PST

    tweeted

    https://mobile.twitter.com/cotec007/status/796844221177196544?p=p

  266. caroline m.Thursday, November 10th, 2016 — 2:39pm PST

    I would love to win this generous prize.

  267. LauraFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 6:03am PST

    Big fan of labeling laws,.. please enter us!

  268. Laurie AlainFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 6:24am PST

    Very Nice Prize I would love to win!!!Like and Shared thanks for the chance to win good luck everyone!!!

  269. Laurie W.Friday, November 11th, 2016 — 8:48am PST

    Thanks for the education about nutrition. The gift card would be wonderful.

  270. SandyFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 9:32am PST

    That was a great booth! grocery GC would be fantastic !!

  271. laura feistFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 11:50am PST

    thanks for the info

  272. Teresa KFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 1:45pm PST

    I’d love to win.

  273. Nicole P.Friday, November 11th, 2016 — 4:22pm PST

    Thanks for the information and the opportunity to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  274. bjhFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 4:55pm PST

    Good idea!

  275. LSDAlphaFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 5:40pm PST

    Commented and RT’ed. Thanks.

  276. Tammy HFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 6:58pm PST

    Great prize..love it!

  277. Anne W.Friday, November 11th, 2016 — 7:34pm PST

    Great to see a contest with educational value.

  278. Andy C.Saturday, November 12th, 2016 — 1:25am PST

    $100 prize that may save $1000+ in health services, well spent.

  279. Sandra SSaturday, November 12th, 2016 — 9:10am PST

    Greatprogram, and thank you very much for the chance to win a grocery card

  280. Sandra SSaturday, November 12th, 2016 — 9:11am PST

    https://twitter.com/Sandra516/status/797486801606692864

  281. AngelaSaturday, November 12th, 2016 — 9:21am PST

    I would’ve enjoyed that game.

  282. GarySaturday, November 12th, 2016 — 4:21pm PST

    I want this

  283. AshleyACSaturday, November 12th, 2016 — 4:36pm PST

    Thanks for the chance to win! Fingers crossed!

  284. Tanya CSaturday, November 12th, 2016 — 6:23pm PST

    This would be great!

  285. carrie lSaturday, November 12th, 2016 — 8:10pm PST

    Thank you for the contest- looks like a great experience- would love to win!

  286. StephanieSaturday, November 12th, 2016 — 9:11pm PST

    This is my jam!

  287. TonySunday, November 13th, 2016 — 5:33am PST

    This would be great to win!

  288. LeaMonday, November 14th, 2016 — 12:17am PST

    Thanks for the info + contest!

  289. Bernadette EstradaMonday, November 14th, 2016 — 10:33am PST

    great article and even better contest!

  290. PamelaMonday, November 14th, 2016 — 4:33pm PST

    I need this more than life itself.

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