Canada’s Food Guide


Canada’s Food Guide outlines a healthy pattern of eating based on four important food groups that Canadians should eat every day.

  • What is the best way to get the most nutrition from vegetables and fruit?

    Food preparation and storage tips to get the best nutritional value from vegetables and fruits

    Posted: Jun 14, 2013
  • 5 Tips for Healthy Eating

    Simple healthy eating tips based on Canada’s Food Guide

    Posted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Making the most of Meat and Alternatives

    Explains the health benefits of meat and substitutes. Provides the number of daily servings recommended by the Canada Food Guide and gives examples of serving sizes. Presents examples of the different types of food included in this group and gives food safety tips for meats and poultry. Addresses supplements.

    Posted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Marvellous Milk Products

    Canada’s Food Guide’s information on serving sizes and amounts based on age and gender

    Posted: Oct 30, 2012
  • It’s Always a Great Time for Grains

    Outlines the health benefits of grain products. Presents the number of daily servings of grain products recommended by the Canada Food Guide and offers examples of serving sizes. Provides advice for integrating these foods into the diet. Explains why low carbohydrate diets are not healthy.

    Posted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Colour your Choices With Vegetables and Fruit

    Outlines the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. Gives the number of daily servings recommended by the Canada food guide and presents examples of serving sizes. Offers tips for including fruits and vegetables in the diet.

    Posted: Oct 30, 2012

Other trusted resources

  • Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide website

    Browse the four food groups, learn about serving sizes and download a copy of the guide

  • My Food Guide

    Customize Canada’s Food Guide for your age and sex

  • Translated Versions of Canada’s Food Guide

    Available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Korean, Tamil and Urdu

  • Whole grains – Get the Facts

    Learn the difference between whole vs. refined grain products

  • Videos from EATRight Ontario on General healthy eating

    Plate size matters: see how the size of our plates, bowls and glasses can make us eat more than we need. Keeping your portions in control: find out how knowing serving sizes can help with portion control. How many vegetables and fruit do you need? Check the serving sizes for vegetables and fruit to see how to meet the daily recommendation. How many grain products do you need? Find out about the serving sizes for grain products and how to meet the daily recommendation.