Healthy Eating

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 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

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide recommends choosing the right types and amount of food for your age, sex, activity level, and health.

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.

Healthy beverages

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 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.

Get the kids involved in planning and making their own lunches

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

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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