Food guides and healthy eating

Discover Canada's food guides as well as tips for healthy eating and food safety. Also learn about nutrients, nutrition for all ages, and nutrition programs and working groups.

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Canada's food guides

Learn about Canada's food guides and how they can help you make healthy food choices. Also access history, labelling, advertising and copyright information for our guides.

Tips for healthy eating

Find healthy eating tips and tools for you and your family.

Tips for food safety

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.

Nutrition for different stages and ages

Learn about nutritional needs and healthy eating habits for children, pregnant women and adults over the age of 50.


Learn about the nutrients, fats and vitamins that can be found on the nutrition facts table on packaged foods.

Nutrition programs

Get information on programs that help Canadians stay healthy and that give access to nutritious food options.

Nutrition working groups

Discover how federal, provincial and territorial groups and committees are working together to ensure the health and nutrition of Canadians.


What we are doing


Revising Canada’s food guide

Provide input on healthy eating habits.

Healthy eating for children

Restricting marketing of unhealthy foods to children

Eat well recipes

The Grand Prize Winner of the Eat Well Recipe Contest is Iris Nixon of Nanaimo, B.C. Enjoy this colourful healthy recipe, simple and delicious!

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