Healthy eating is important to good health. Nutritious foods nourish your body and give you energy to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Eating the right foods can also help reduce your risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
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Healthy holiday eating
Sticking to your healthy eating plans can be challenging during the holidays. With parties, busy schedules, and endless temptations, it's easy to let healthy habits slide during the festive season.
Cooking with kids
Cooking with kids is a great way to connect and spend quality time together as a family while teaching little ones important healthy eating habits. So get cooking with your little chef today!
What is healthy eating?
Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods from the four food groups to feel good and maintain your health. Eating well along with being active can also lower your risk of disease and help you reach--and maintain--a healthy weight.
Canada's Food Guide
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide recommends choosing the right types and amount of food for your age, sex, activity level, and health.
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Use the Nutrition Facts table
Learn how to use the Nutrition Facts table to choose and compare foods at the grocery store. Follow some easy steps before choosing foods for you and your family.
Time saving strategies to beat the back-to-school rush
Embrace the back to school season by jumpstarting your healthy eating goals.
Healthy eating for children
Encouraging healthy eating at a young age will help kids eat well later in life. Here are a few tips and tricks to help give your children the right amount and type of food they need to grow into healthy adults.
The sodium issue
Have you heard that Canadians eat too much sodium? It's true. Most of us eat more than twice as much as we should. But chances are you don't know that this applies to you and your kids!
Scientific evidence has shown that dietary trans fats can increase your risk of developing heart disease. To combat this, you can choose food for yourself and your children that contains little to no trans fat.
My Food Guide
My Food Guide is an interactive tool that customizes Canada's Food Guide just for you.
Creating your personalized guide takes about five minutes. You can then print it and stick it on your fridge for quick and easy reference!
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