Healthy eating is important to good health. Food nourishes your body and gives you energy to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Eating the right foods can also help reduce your risk of many chronic diseases.
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Eat Well Central
Cooking and meal planning tips
Making healthy meals doesn't have to take a lot of time. A little planning goes a long way in helping you have healthy eating habits.
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide recommends choosing the right types and amount of food for your age, sex, activity level, and health.
Healthy grocery shopping with kids
The grocery store is a perfect place to get kids involved in healthy food choices. Letting kids pick something new from the produce section, and showing them how to read a nutrition label, are good ways to grab their interest.
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What is healthy eating?
Healthy eating means choosing the right types and amount of food for your age, sex, activity level, and health. Follow these steps to help you get the nutrients you need.
Eating out tips
You can enjoy eating out while following Canada's Food Guide. Many cafeterias, fast food outlets, and restaurants offer healthier alternatives. Try these ideas for healthy eating away from home.
Healthy holiday eating
Sticking to your healthy eating plans can be challenging during the holidays. With parties, busy schedules, and endless temptations, it’s easy to let healthy habits slide during the festive season.
The sodium issue
Have you heard that Canadians eat too much sodium? It's true. Most of us eat more than twice as much as we should. But chances are you don't know that this applies to you and your kids!
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