The Government of Canada is planning to improve as well as help its people to make healthy food choices through new package symbols.

As part of the new initiative, Health Canada will launch consultations on regulations for a new front-of-package nutrition symbol on food.

The consultation process is said to be part of Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy.

Canada Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said: “The consultations launched today are geared towards helping Canadians make healthier food choices.

“This front-of-package symbol will make it clearer while shopping for groceries.

“The consultations launched today are geared towards helping Canadians make healthier food choices.”

“I invite all Canadians to participate in the process by giving us feedback on the proposed symbols.”

According to the government, food products high in sodium, sugars, or saturated fat are a primary risk factor for diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

The front-of-package symbol will indicate that a food is high in nutrients as well as help consumers to identify less healthy food.

Canada Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said: “Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity and healthy eating, helps prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.

“It’s the small, daily choices we make that can set the foundation for ourselves and for our children to lead healthier lives.”