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- Organization: Health Canada
- Type: Guidance Document
- Pub.: 170463
- Cat.: H164-231/2019E-PDF
- ISBN: 978-0-660-25310-7
- Created: January 22, 2019
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.
- What are Canada’s Dietary Guidelines?
- SECTION 1 Foundation for healthy eating
- SECTION 2 Foods and beverages that undermine healthy eating
- SECTION 3 Importance of food skills
- SECTION 4 Implementation of dietary guidelines
- Appendix A: Healthy eating recommendations
- Appendix B: Summary of guidelines and considerations
- Appendix C: Process used for the selection of content in this report
Details and history
Created: January 22, 2019
Part of topic(s): Food and nutrition
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.