The Savvy Diner campaign was originally launched in 2013 to raise awareness about the calorie and sodium content of restaurant meals and to advocate for menu labelling.
To date, the project has focused on the following activities:
- Advocating for provincial legislation that requires calorie and sodium values on menus.
- Educating the public on how to eat healthfully when eating out and the value of menu labelling.
- Encouraging the public to demonstrate their support for menu labelling.
- Pilot project to test the feasibility of providing nutrition information to customers in small independent restaurants with Toronto Public Health (TPH) support.
We are now in ‘Phase 2’ of the Savvy Diner campaign which continues to support menu labelling initiatives and also expands to provide tools, resources and support to restaurant operators. Our goal is to help create environments that encourage people to make healthier choices.
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