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Canada’s Food Guide

Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide Ce lien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. can help you make wise food choices to meet your needs for vitamins, minerals, and the other nutrients necessary for overall health and well-being. It contains four categories referred to as food groups :

The quantities and types of foods that you should eat from each of the food groups every day are broken down according to age and gender. They may also vary according to your height, level of physical activity, and stage of life (for example, pregnancy or breastfeeding).

In addition to suggesting a variety of foods that you can eat from each of the four groups, Canada’s Food Guide encourages you to incorporate into your diet a certain amount of specific types of oil and other fats; to limit your intake of foods and beverages that are high in calories, fat, sugar, or salt; and to drink water regularly. Canada’s Food Guide also encourages you to adopt a healthy lifestyle that involves getting enjoyment out of eating a healthy diet and being physically active every day. You can find out more about physical activity by visiting the Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living Ce lien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. Web site or Kino-Québec’s Ce lien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. Web site !

The sections that follow provide information about the four food groups in Canada’s Food Guide and about the number of servings that you should have on a daily basis from each food group. You can refer to Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide Ce lien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. on Health Canada’s Web site. It provides examples of servings to guide you in how much to eat. The site also gives information about healthy lifestyles.