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Canada’s Dietary Guidelines


Health Canada would like to thank the many Canadians, experts and stakeholders who took part in the consultations and provided feedback on the proposed guidelines as well as Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Métis National Council who provided input, and provincial and territorial members of the Federal Provincial Territorial Group on Nutrition who provided their public health nutrition policy expertise.

Health Canada also sincerely thanks the following academic experts, who so generously gave of their time and advice over the course of preparing the guidelines:

  • Malek Batal, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Université de Montréal
  • Jennifer Black, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia
  • Treena W. Delormier, PhD, Associate Director, Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment, McGill University
  • Thérèse Desrosiers, PhD, RD, Professor, School of Nutrition, Université Laval
  • Goretty Dias, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Environment, University of Waterloo
  • Paul Fieldhouse, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Isabelle Galibois, PhD, RD, Director, School of Nutrition, Université Laval
  • Jess Haines, PhD, MHSc, RD, Associate Professor, Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph
  • Sandra Juutilainen, PhD, Canadian Institute of Health Research–Health Systems Impact Fellow, University of Waterloo
  • Sara Kirk, PhD, Professor, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
  • Catherine L. Mah, MD, FRCPC, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University
  • Kim Raine, PhD, RD, FCAHS, Professor, Associate Dean (Research) and Acting Vice-Dean, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
  • Valerie Tarasuk, PhD, MSc, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto


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