Health Canada launches revised Canada’s Food Guide

Health Canada released “Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide” yesterday. This Food Guide provides recommendations on the amount of food for individuals by age and gender as well as guidance on the quality of food choices.

7,000 specialists contribute to the guide

Canada’s Food Guide translates the latest science on nutrition and health
into a practical pattern of eating to help Canadians make healthy food choices and reduce their risk of chronic disease. Health Canada has consulted approximately 7,000 stakeholders including dietitians, scientists, physicians and public health experts. The result is a Food Guide that builds on the best evidence available and incorporates input from many stakeholders who took time to share their expertise and opinions on this important initiative.

The Guide at your fingertips

Canadians now have a wealth of information available at their fingertips
with a new Food Guide web site that includes interactive tools such as “My Food Guide” which enables users to select personal food and activity choices.

For more information, visit Health Canada's web site.