CDA issues a petition to reduce the amount of sodium in Canadian food

The CDA recently issued a petition urging the federal government to continue its efforts to reduce the amount of sodium in Canadian food. Click "read more" and follow the link to sign the petition!

PETITION: Mandatory Nutritional Labeling for Restaurant Menus In January 2011, the federal government put an end to the national Sodium Working Group, which was creating a plan to reduce the amount of sodium consumed by Canadians. At that time, CDA was one of the signatories on a letter to Prime Minister Harper urging action on the recommendations of this working group to lower the amount of sodium in the Canadian food supply. The average Canadian consumes approximately 3400 mg of sodium daily; 75% of this comes from processed food - more than twice the recommended level. This April the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published a study that compared the sodium levels in France, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Canada and found Canada had some of the highest levels of sodium for the same fast foods from the same chain. The Association encourages you to sign the petition to urge the federal government to continue working on sodium reduction and to fan it out to your networks to gather as many signatures as possible.                    

      Click here to sign the English petition.      

Click here to sign the French petition.