Since we all have too much salt in our daily diets, The Heart and Stroke Foundation has made it easier for British Columbians to join the movement calling for nutrition information in BC restaurants.
They have launched WeWantIt.hsf.ca so people can tell BC restaurants to list the calories, fat, sugar, and sodium and other nutritional information for their menu items.
Research shows nearly two-thirds of Canadian adults want to see nutrition information in all restaurants, not just fast food outlets. For individuals with medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, having nutrition information available helps them make the best choices they can to manage their own health needs.
On the website, people can identify their favourite restaurant and add their first name to the We Want It list. Heart and Stroke Foundation will send the list to each restaurant identified. Include the reason you want it and you could win a gift card to a participating Health Check restaurant. To respect privacy, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is not tracking people’s personal information.
Join the movement at WeWantIt.hsf.ca.
The contest winner will receive:
$150 Gift Certificate to Absolute Spa * (can be redeemed at any of their multiple locations in the lower mainland, including the Century Hotel downtown). www.absolutespa.com
One winner will be randomly selected from all submissions, contest closes at 11pm on February 19, 2013
Now for the CONTEST
To enter you must do the following:
1) Enter a restaurant that you think should provide nutritional information here https://wewantit.hsf.ca/index.php
2) Write in the comment below and tell us that you suggested a restaurant to provide their nutritional information
3) Retweet the following on twitter:
RT to Enter for a chance to Win @AbsoluteSpa $150 GC by telling restaurants @WeWantIt_HSF contest @Vanfoodster http://bit.ly/WrJt5Y
Contest ends Tuesday February 19 at 11pm
Fine Print: You must enter your full name and include your Twitter address if you have one, and register with your email address when entering the contest. * By entering your email address you will automatically become a subscriber to Vancouver Foodster to receive possible contests, specials or newsletter.
Winner will be drawn by Random.org
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