The new Canada’s food guide

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Transcript - The new Canada's food guide

(Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor appears on camera. Behind her there is a kitchen where people are preparing a meal.)


For decades, Canada’s Food Guide has been a great resource for Canadian families. I am proud to launch Canada’s new Food Guide.

It has great advice that will help you prepare healthy meals for yourself, your families, and your friends.

(A close up shot of a woman cutting a cucumber.  The Minister enters the kitchen carrying a shopping bag and then begins to remove vegetables and fruits and places them on the counter top.)

It will help you eat well and, in turn, live well.

(The people in the kitchen take turns washing the vegetables and slicing them and placing them on a serving platter.)

Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. It is also about where, when, why, how, and with whom you eat.

Cooking more often can help you develop healthy eating habits.

It’s also an opportunity to involve others in planning and preparing meals. Enjoying healthy foods with others is a great idea. It can provide many benefits and contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

(A man and woman are preparing vegetables with the minister at the counter. Behind them, a man and a woman are working at the sink. Next, there is a basket of whole grain bread in a basket and a bowl of quinoa salad ready to be served.)

For instance: Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and proteins. Choose protein foods that come from plants more often.

(A variety of platters are on the counter.  One holds vegetables including cucumbers, carrots, celery and broccoli. Another holds cherry tomatoes, which is next to a bowl of fruit.  At the end of the counter, a woman pours water into glasses for the people who are helping to prepare the meal.)

Make water your drink of choice. Limit foods high in sodium, sugars and saturated fat and read your food labels.

(A man and a woman compare the nutrition labels on canned foods.)

Making healthy eating choices wherever you are is important for your health.

(We see skewers with chicken and tofu as well as vegetables.  There’s also a pitcher of milk.)

The new Food Guide has advice about how you can make healthy eating choices where you live, learn and work. 

(The Minister reappears on camera.  The Minister brings the last platter and sits with her guests.)

We hope you like the new Food Guide, and we hope it will help you make healthy choices.

Discover your food guide at

Bon appétit!

(A message from Health Canada and the Government of Canada.)

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