Doc Talk #138 – the new Canada Food Guide

A long awaited update to the Canada Food Guide has been released!

The previous version of the food guide attracted huge amounts of controversy, with some people arguing that the advice was out of date.

Dr Dan loves the new version of the food guide. It has a number of advantages, it is based on best available modern evidence, is MUCH simpler than the previous version of the guide and takes account of Canada’s ethnic diversity and cultural factors.

Half of the plate is fruits and vegetables – pretty easy to remember

Learn more about what is included in the most recent version of the Food Guide or check out the Food Guide website here.

The new guide is divided into four sections: general advice and a foundation for healthy eating, foods which undermine health eating, food skills development and advice for those creating and implementing policy.

Food guide image from the official Canada’s Food Guide website