Good news for British Columbians!
Get excited for the new health initiative called Informed Dining.
This is a new program, launched in mid-May, as a method to support diners make smarter choices when dining out. It is not meant to provide blanket recommendations for the whole population, but rather it is a way for diners to find out nutritional information and make their decisions based on their individual dietary concerns; i.e. if you are watching your sodium intake, you can now compare the sodium content of different foods instead of guessing the amount of sodium in your meal bases on how salty it tastes on your palette! (Keep in mind that foods high in sodium don’t necessarily taste salty! Super tricky right? I know!)
As this point, the database of restaurants is still growing. So to encourage the expansion of this project and show the importance of having this type of program available to public, be sure to check out its website!
Yes, it may be scary to put hard, cold numbers to your favorite restaurant meals…but for me, knowing is better than dining in the dark. Would you agree?