The Government of Canada releases new food guide

Healthy eating is more than just the foods you eat. Read here to learn more about recommended food choices, eating habits, recipes, tips and resources. This food guide follows  three years of extensive consultation with Canadian health professionals and reviews of guides from other leading countries in the world. It will help set the standards for food literacy and eating practices for years to come.

The Government of Canada releases new food guide

Healthy eating is more than just the foods you eat. Read here to learn more about recommended food choices, eating habits, recipes, tips and resources. This food guide follows  three years of extensive consultation with Canadian health professionals and reviews of guides from other leading countries in the world. It will help set the standards for food literacy and eating practices for years to come.

Research Findings

The Current State of Local Food Use and Food Literacy in Meal and Snack Programs Targeted to Young Children in Ontario

Canadians are now the second highest buyers of ultra-processed foods

Close to half of total daily energy intake comes from consuming ultra-processed foods and beverages. Ultra-processed food intakes are highest among children aged 9 to 13 years at 57.2% of total energy and for adolescents 14 to 18 was 54.7%. People born in Canada had a higher intake of ultra-processed foods (51.6%) compared to newcomers or migrants (37.8%). These findings can be read here in a study undertaken by Dr. Jean-Claude Moubarac from the University of Montreal, funded and commissioned by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. 

Translating ‘protein foods’ from the new Canada’s Food Guide to consumers: Knowledge gaps and recommendations 

This manuscript reflects topics discussed during the “Identifying Knowledge Gaps in Positioning Protein Foods to Canadian Consumers workshop” and by key experts to establish clarity on what is meant by “Protein Foods”. The manuscript synthesizes the discussions on protein food trends; guidance about protein foods; resources needed to inform various stakeholder audiences about  the “Protein Foods” category within the Canada's Food Guide, and knowledge and research gaps.

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