Nutritional Information on Packaged Foods

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Release date: February 21, 2018
Infographic: Nutritional Information on Packaged Foods
Description: Nutritional Information on Packaged Foods
Nearly half of all Canadians "always or often" consult nutritional information
Age groups Always or often
15 - 24 38%
25 - 34 42%
35 - 44 49%
45 - 54 51%
55 - 64 54%
65 -74 56%
75 + 46%
Women consult nutritional information more frequently than men
  Always or often Sometimes Rarely or never
Female 55% 25% 19%
Male 40% 26% 34%
When purchasing a food product, people consult the nutrition facts table most often
Type of information Percentage
Nutrition facts table 56%
List of ingredients 37%
Front-of-package nutritional information 6%
The top reasons for not consulting nutritional information
Reasons why did not look at nutritional packaging information Percentage
Do not care 45%
Do not need to 20%
Do not know how to interpret nutritional information 6%
Do not know what to believe or trust 5%
Nutritional information not available 2%
Other 11%

Source: General Social Survey (Canadians at Work and Home), 2016

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