Welcome to Canada's New Food Guide
The first phase of the newly revised Canada Food Guide was released in January of 2019. The revision is a multi-year project that is part of Government of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy.
This new guide focuses more on “how to eat” than “how much to eat.” It emphasizes that “healthy eating is more than the foods you eat.” A plate has replaced the familiar image of the rainbow, but despite this new look many of the messages are similar to the previous version.
Major shifts in the New Food Guide include:
What’s in the new guide?
- Free downloads (snapshot, posters)
- Recipes, healthy eating tips & videos
- The history of food guidelines in Canada
- Professional backgrounders with the evidence- based rationale for the new dietary guidelines
The updated guide is available in both English and French. You can download and print off your own colour copies or you can order directly from Health Canada.
Canada's Food Guide Snapshot is now available in 26 additional languages (17 multicultural and 9 Indigenous).
- Multicultural: Arabic, Farsi, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Simplified Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Urdu and Vietnamese.
- Indigenous: Dene, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut (Baffin), Inuktitut (Nunatsiavut), Inuktitut (Nunavik), Michif, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree and Plains Cree.
The key messages from the new guide are:
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
The new Canada's food guide has been developed to be relevant to all Canadians, as well as be inclusive of Indigenous Peoples. As part of the revision process Health Canada worked with First Nations, Inuit and Metis to support the development of healthy eating tools for Indigenous Peoples.
The Canada's Food Guide for First Nations, Inuit and Métis can still be used as a trusted source of information along with the new 2019 Canada’s Food Guide on healthy eating to support Indigenous Peoples until new tools are available.
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