(Jul. 24/12) After the provinces confirmed interest in working with CRFA to roll out the Informed Dining program across Canada, CRFA has been in discussions with British Columbia to finalize new criteria for the program and a licensing agreement.
Informed Dining, a program for providing nutrition information in restaurants, was developed by the B.C. government in conjunction with CRFA.
Action in Ontario
CRFA is also pushing the Ontario government to adopt B.C.’s Informed Dining program. Any action in the province will be taken against the backdrop of the Ontario’s Healthy Kids Panel, made up of 17 independent experts. This panel will provide recommendations to meet the government’s target – and election promise – to reduce childhood obesity by 20 percent later this year.
CRFA continues to work with a Federal Provincial Territorial Task Group established to develop a national framework for providing nutrition information. Health Canada and the Task Group will test consumer concepts for providing nutrition information in restaurants with the input of literacy experts.
All jurisdictions support a consistent approach across Canada.