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Step up to a Healthier You with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Healthy Eating

Canada’s Food Guide

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Eating well with Canada’s Food Guide describes what amount of food people need and what type of food is part of a healthy eating pattern. The eating pattern in Canada’s Food Guide includes foods from each of the four food groups-Vegetables and Fruit, Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives, and Meat and Alternatives- plus a certain amount of added oils and fats.

Following the eating pattern in Canada’s Food Guide will help people:

  • Get enough vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
  • Reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis.
  • Achieve overall health and vitality.