Foods that we eat and their relationship to health

Folate and Vitamin A and other nutrients in CNF 2010

The most recent version of the Canadian Food File (CNF) deals with Folate and Vitamin A differently. Please read the User guide (a free download with the trial version of CANDAT10) to get an understanding of the logic behind the changes. Once you have done this simply run a Food Profile within CANDAT and look at the available nutrients and their codes. This will give you an insight into the changes in this new version of the CNF. You can also run a nutrient distribution report (Task100, Option 3) to see all the available nutrients and their relative presence in the foods. In particular this is important for folate. Folate used to have nutrient code 435, it is now 815.