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Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide (2007), Health Canada. Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2007.
The amount of food you need every day from the 4 food groups and other foods depends on your age, body size, activity level, whether you are male or female and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. That's why the Food Guide gives a lower and higher number of servings for each food group. For example, young children can choose the lower number of servings, while male teenagers can go to the higher number. Most other people can choose servings somewhere in between.
For more information, visit the website of Canada's food guides at www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guides.html. The site provides resources to help guide food selection and promote the nutritional health of Canadians. Resources include outlines of the food groups, the recommended range of daily servings, background information about the food guide, and other information about healthy eating.
Current as ofNovember 7, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineColleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered DietitianKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as of: November 7, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Colleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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