Food & nutrition

Find information to help you choose nutritious foods and how to properly handle, prepare and store them safely. Also learn about food labels, food poisoning and sodium.


Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide

Eat healthy by using Canada's Food Guide. Also find tips and tools to help you eat foods that are better for you and in the right amounts.

Food safety

Learn safety tips for all food types. Also find information to protect those who are vulnerable to food poisoning, including facts on food allergies and recalls.

Healthy eating

Find healthy eating tips for yourself and families as well as advice on eating healthy for every season. Also access interactive tools to help you make healthy eating choices.

Food labelling

Learn about food labels, including the nutrition facts table, serving size and % daily value. Also find out how to read a list of ingredients.

Food poisoning

Learn about food poisoning caused by bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella and Cyclospora. Also find information on illnesses like botulism and hepatitis A and E.

Food allergies

Learn about food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities, including celiac disease. Also find information about common allergens and allergen labelling.

What we are doing


Nutrition North Canada

Information on Nutrition North Canada, a subsidy program that seeks to improve access to perishable healthy food in isolated northern communities.

Eat well recipes

Find healthy recipes for every season.

Safe internal cooking temperatures

Every year, thousands of Canadians get food poisoning (also known as foodborne illness or food-related illness).

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