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
- support improvements to the Canadian food environment
Canada’s Dietary Guidelines are for people with an interest in healthy eating and nutrition, including:
- policy makers
- health professionals
Applying the Guidelines provides additional information to support health professionals and policy makers when:
- advising on how to move closer to recommendations in the guidelines
- developing policies or programs that help support nutrition adequacy
- applying the guidelines to different life stages
The guidelines and additional information can be used for developing nutrition policies, programs and educational resources for the Canadian population 2 years of age and older.
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