Canada’s food guide

Canada’s Dietary Guidelines


This report sets out Health Canada’s guidelines and considerations on healthy eating. The guidelines are based on the best available scientific evidence. They promote healthy eating and overall nutritional well-being, and support improvements to the Canadian food environment.

Who these guidelines are for

The guidelines are for people with an interest in healthy eating and nutrition, including:

  • policy makers
  • health professionals

Using these guidelines

The guidelines are a resource for developing nutrition policies, programs and educational resources. These guidelines apply to Canadians 2 years of age and older.

In these guidelines

Canada’s Dietary Guidelines are presented as a report. This report has an introduction followed by 4 main sections and appendices.


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Details and history

January 22, 2019
Part of topic(s)
Food and nutrition

For assistance

If you have any comments or questions about Canada’s Dietary Guidelines, contact Health Canada. Health Canada does not provide medical advice for individuals or cases.