Food & nutrition
Find information to help you choose nutritious foods and how to properly handle, prepare and store them safely. Also learn about food labels, food poisoning and sodium.
Eat healthy by using Canada's Food Guide. Also find tips and tools to help you eat foods that are better for you and in the right amounts.
Learn safety tips for all food types. Also find information to protect those who are vulnerable to food poisoning, including facts on food allergies and recalls.
Find healthy eating tips for yourself and families as well as advice on eating healthy for every season. Also access interactive tools to help you make healthy eating choices.
Learn about label nutrition facts, including how to read a list of ingredients and the % daily value. Also use interactive tools for healthy eating.
Learn about food poisoning caused by bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella and Cyclospora. Also find information on illnesses like botulism and hepatitis A and E.
Learn about food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities, including celiac disease. Also find information about common allergens and allergen labelling.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Sulphites - One of the ten priority food allergens
- Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - A Resource for Educators and Communicators
- Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals - Folate Contributes to a Healthy Pregnancy
- Seafood* (Fish, Crustaceans and Shellfish) - One of the ten priority food allergens
Nutrition North Canada
Information on Nutrition North Canada, a subsidy program that seeks to improve access to perishable healthy food in isolated northern communities.
Eat well recipes
Find healthy recipes for every season.
Safe internal cooking temperatures
Every year, thousands of Canadians get food poisoning (also known as foodborne illness or food-related illness).
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