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The Food Guide focuses on vegetables and fruit, whole grains, and healthy oils, along with specific advice for different age groups.

A family of four preparing dinner with fresh vegetables.Canada's Food Guide can help you make better food choices at:

  • Home
  • Work
  • School

Canada’s Food Guide will help you and your family know:

  • How much food you need every day
  • What types of foods are better for you
  • The importance of physical activity

A person looking into a refrigerator at vegetables and fruit.

Health Canada includes more healthy eating information, such as:

  • Grocery shopping ideas
  • Fast and easy meal ideas
  • Food label reading
  • Smart snacking
  • Maintaining healthy habits

Health Canada's interactive tools include:

  •  My Food Guide helps you to create your own personal food guide with the information found in Canada’s Food Guide based on your age, sex, and the foods you like to eat.
  • Print the My Food Guide Servings Tracker and use it to keep track of the amount, and type of food you eat each day.

In addition to English and French, the Food Guide has been translated into 10 other languages.

To order copies of the Food Guide or the Resource for Educators, call our School Health Department at 519-258-2146 ext. 1555 or send us an email.