Canadians Keep Their Resolutions!
Canadians are steering clear of jumping off the bandwagon in 2010 when it comes to keeping their New Year’s resolutions. A new Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of Metro, found that the majority of Canadians (73 per cent) have kept their promise to eat healthier in 2010. However, more than half of those surveyed said that it’s hard to find time to prepare healthy meals and snacks. “It’s no surprise that more and more Canadians are trying to eat healthy, however healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated,” says Gillian Kerr, Senior Marketing Director of Metro.
Today is World Health Day, and more and more, Canadians are becoming healthy shoppers with eight in ten Ontarians and Quebecers saying they are paying closer attention to the nutritional content of the products they consume. Additionally, though many think that women are more health conscious, when it comes to labels it appears that the gender gap is relatively small with 40 per cent of men versus 42 per cent of women saying that they read labels more closely in an effort to eat better.
With consumers focusing on managing their weight and eating healthier, look for products that offer the best quality for the price and provide clear and concise nutritional information. Packaged or prepared food should be low in sodium, low in cholesterol and high in vitamins, minerals, proteins and other nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy.