Canada’s Food Guide has come a long way since its inception in 1942. Originally called Canada’s Official Food Rules, it was created to help Canadians choose foods that promote overall health and well-being (Health Canada, 2007). Since its name change to Canada’s Food Guide in 1961, the core concept has remained the same: four food groups, including vegetables and fruits, meat and alternatives, milk and alternatives, and grain products make up a well-balanced Canadian diet. On January 22, 2019 Health Canada unveiled a complete overhaul to Canada’s Food Guide, representing more up-to-date scientific evidence and trends.
Here’s what you need to know about the new 2019 Canada’s Food Guide:
For more information, visit Health Canada’s interactive webpage at: https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/food-guide-snapshot/
Health Canada, 2019. Make healthy meals with the Eat Well Plate. Retrieved from: https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/tips-for-healthy-eating/make-healthy-meals-with-the-eat-well-plate/
Health Canada, 2007. History of Canada’s Food Guides from 1942 to 2007. Retrieved from: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guide/about/history-food-guide.html#food