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
- 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.