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Seriously, people, it’s not that hard to read the label. And if you’re too dumb to know that Froot Loops aren’t as healthy as fruit, well…

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WATCH: Health Canada is targeting three areas of food labels, including the amount of sugar in pre-packaged foods. The goal is to make it easier for Canadians to make healthy choices. Jennifer Tryon explains.

TORONTO — An obesity specialist is weighing in on what he calls an “industry-friendly food label” proposed by Health Canada. His beef with it? One missing ingredient: added sugar.

“This is not a useful tool. It wasn’t a useful tool before. It’s a little bit better now. If I was grading it before, maybe I would have given it a D+. Now, I’d give it a C+. But it sure ain’t good,” said Dr. Yoni Freedhoff.

It was last year that Health Canada first proposed a number of changes meant to make nutrition labels easier to read. A consultation process followed, which reportedly saw 10,000 Canadians offer their feedback. On Friday, federal health minister Rona Ambrose presented…

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