The new guide, released January 22, 2019, urges Canadians to:
Eat a variety of healthy foods each day
Have plenty of vegetables and fruit
(such as pears, apples, berries, broccoli, peaches, cabbage and leafy greens)
Choose whole grain foods
(such as quinoa, whole grain pasta, whole grain bread, whole oats or oatmeal, whole grain brown or wild rice)
- Eat protein foods
(such as beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, lean meats and poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, lower fat milk and lower fat dairy products)
- Make water your drink of choice
But healthy eating is not just about what to eat. Health Canada is bringing messages about how we eat to the forefront:
- Be mindful of your eating habits
- Cook more often
- Enjoy your food
- Eat meals with others
Check out the Food Guide Snapshot on Health Canada’s website, where you can download a colourful pdf outlining these messages.
More details about a healthy pattern of eating with more specific guidance on amounts and types of foods to eat will be coming later in 2019. In the meantime, explore the new Canada’s food guide website to discover recipes and tips to put healthy eating into practice!
Curious about the role of dairy products in the new Canada Food Guide? Read how milk products continue to be a nutritious choice for healthy diets.