A new campaign by Health Canada intends on helping Canadians get more utility from food nutrition fact boxes on packaged foods.
If a nutrient is 5% or less of its %Daily Value, it's "a little". If the value is 15% or above, it's "a lot".
I would shoot for a standard that's higher than that though. Although the cumulative value of many foods throughout the day certainly adds up, you may not achieve the value you need 15% at a time.
Keep saturated fats, sodium, and trans fats %DV low, and important vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, fibre, vitamin C, and vitamin A high.
Go to Health Canada's new website to learn more. Use the interactive tools.
% Daily Value