FOOD + DRINK RECIPES + menus TRENDS Promotes Better Eating Habits

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I was reading an issue of the French magazine Elle à Table at lunch. As I turned the pages, I noticed something particular about the food ads.

They have a warming message like we see for alcohol. Except that the message written in large font at the bottom of each food ad promotes good eating habits.

Processed Food Advertising in France

To feed my curiosity, I visited to get the facts. All processed food products and drinks with added sugar, sweetener or salt are subject to this law. The law became in effect February 28, 2007.

I think that Canada and the United States should do the same. Everyone can benefit by following these 4 simple rules:

  1. Avoid food that is too fatty, too salty or too sweet
  2. Eat daily 5 portions of fruits and vegetables
  3. Refrain snacks between meals
  4. Exercise regularly.

There are two schools of thoughts for snacks. Some experts believe we should spread out food intake in 5 to 6 meals during the day. Others believe in the 3 meals a day system. I follow the 3 meals a day. I will eat a snack once in a while. Snacks are bad because in reality, we do not reduce our meal portions. Therefore, snacks add calories to our daily intake.

Examining my earlier tomatoes, zucchini and fish menu shows that you won’t give up taste by eating well. That is a huge part of stylish living.

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  • Renee
    July 16, 2008 at 21:09

    Bravo Kim, excellent post – you’re right we could do the same in North America, including Mexico!