Canada's Food Guide

What is Canada's Food Guide?

Canada's Food Guide describes the amount and types of food that make up a healthy diet.

Following Canada's Food Guide can help you:

  • get energy to do what you enjoy
  • give  your body enough vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • reduce your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer

The four food groups

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide recommends eating a variety of foods from each of the four food groups:

Did you know?

The Dietitians of Canada's eaTracker helps you set food and activity goals and compare your food choices to Canada's Food Guide.

Food Guide servings and calories

The recommended number of servings from each food group varies depending on your age, sex, and activity level. For example, people who are very physically active need to eat extra servings from each of the four food groups.

The number of calories you need each day also depends on your age, sex, and activity level.

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