New Canada's food guide

On January 22, 2019, Health Canada released the revised Canada’s food guide. The new food guide is based on Health Canada’s review of evidence, scientific reports and studies from world-leading organizations and data gathered through public consultation.

Photo of Canada's food guide

The new guide encourages Canadians to:

  • Make it a habit to eat a variety of healthy foods each day. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain and protein foods. Choose protein foods that come from plants more often and make water your drink of choice.
  • Use food labels. Limit foods high in sugar, sodium or saturated fat.
  • Be aware that food marketing can influence your choices.
  • Be mindful of our eating habits. Healthy eating is more than the foods we eat. It is also about where, when, why and how we eat. Cook more often. Enjoy our food. Eat meals with others.
  • Limit highly processed foods. If we choose these foods, eat them less often and in small amounts.
  • Focus on the quality versus the quantity of the food we eat and focus on the proportions of the foods rather than a set number of food items. 

New tools and resources

Health Canada’s has developed tools and resources to make it easier for us to understand and apply healthy eating messages to our daily lives.

The resources include a food guide snapshot, recipes and publications. The following documents are easily accessible for download or to print:

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