The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. Read more...

Wallet Guide for Smarter Shopping Choices

Use this ‘wallet guide’ for to make smarter choices when buying groceries:

This food is…. Per 100g of food
High in Energy 950 kilojoules (kJ) or more
Low in Energy 170kJ or less
High in Carbohydrates 13g or more
High in Protein 10g or more
High in Dietary Fibre 6g or more
Fat Free 0.5g or less
Low Fat 3 g or less
Low in Saturated Fat 1.5g or less
Low in Cholesterol 20mg or less
Low in Sodium 120mg or less
Reduced, light or lite The product contains 25% less energy
or 25% less of a specific nutrient, for example,
25% less energy, fat, cholesterol or sodium
than the reference food

Remember to still be savvy with regards to portion sizes and not to believe that ‘more is better’.

Leave a Comment

Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment from showing. There is no need to resubmit your comment.
Comments will be made public, should they be approved.

Do you have a question?
Book a counselling session

CANSA Tele Counselling

 0800 22 6622 Toll Free
 072 197 9305 English and Afrikaans (text only)
 071 867 3530 isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Setswana and Sepedi (text only)


  Find Your Care Centre

About Us | Get in Touch

1931 - 2021. 90 Year Anniversary

Sign up to receive news and updates: