BROADCAST DATE : Jan 23, 2008

Health Check: Hyping Health

You've seen the Health Check logo. It's the friendly red checkmark that appears on nearly 1,500 packaged food products in this country, representing the approval of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

If a product bears the logo, that means Heart and Stroke has evaluated it and concluded it complies with their criteria, which is based on the recommendations of Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating.

So. Does the logo mean it's the healthiest choice? The answer is a little complicated. As Wendy Mesley reports, it turns out that some of Heart and Stroke's Health Check products don't get top marks in other food-rating systems.