Healthy eating

Includes tips and tools to help you eat healthy foods, read food labels and understand the Percent Daily Value (%DV) information.

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Healthy eating tips

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

Information on how to get a copy of Canada's Food Guide and how to use it, and how to access healthy eating and living toolkits for educators and communicators.


Information on how to lower your sodium intake, understand the sodium basics, as well as an interactive tool to learn how much sodium is in the foods that you eat.

Eat well recipes

Cooking with kids is a great way to connect as a family while teaching important healthy eating habits. These family-friendly recipes were developed with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Meal planning basics

Eating healthy meals can be easy even when you're busy. All you need is a good plan. Spend a few minutes each week to plan your meals and snacks. This will help get meals on the table faster and save time and money.

Healthier grocery shopping

Eating well starts at the grocery store. It's easy to make nutritious meals and snacks when your kitchen is stocked with healthier ingredients.

Time-saving cooking tips for healthy meals

Getting healthy meals on the table fast is easy with these time-saving tips.

Stay hydrated with water

Water is the best way to quench your thirst. Other nutritious options include milk and fortified soy drinks.

Eating well when eating out

There are many healthy choices available when eating out. Many cafeterias, fast food outlets, and restaurants offer heart-healthy menu options that are good for you and taste great.

Trans fat

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.

Tips for families

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!

Healthy school lunches

Stock up on healthy grab-and-go foods from the four food groups and help your kids create quick, healthy lunches and snacks.

Healthy eating for children

Promoting healthy eating habits in your children when they're young will help them continue to eat well later in life.

Caffeine and kids

Caffeine can be found in products such as soft drinks, coffee, tea, energy drinks, and even chocolate. So how much caffeine is safe for kids?

Seasonal tips

Healthy steps to a New Year's you

Keeping your New Year's resolutions can be harder than making them. This year, take action and turn your resolve into results.

Healthy summer eating

For most Canadians, summer means spending time outdoors soaking up the warm, sunny weather with family and friends. Use these tips to help you and your family plan healthy summer meals without breaking a sweat.

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.

Time saving strategies to beat the back-to-school rush

Embrace the back to school season by jumpstarting your healthy eating goals.

Interactive tools

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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