You can use Canada's Food Guide to make healthy choices about what you eat. The chart below shows the recommended amounts for adults to eat from each food group.
For a food guide that shows how much to eat from each food group based on your specific needs, go to the website www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php.
Amount needed each day
Vegetables and fruit
7 to 10 Food Guide Servings
6 to 8 Food Guide Servings
Milk and alternatives
2 to 3 Food Guide Servings
Meat and alternatives
Oils and fats
2 to 3 tablespoons ( 30 to 45 mL)
Choose unsaturated oils and fats.
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Other Works Consulted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2015). 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 8th ed. http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/. Accessed January 12, 2016.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes EducatorColleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
Current as ofMarch 29, 2018
Current as of: March 29, 2018
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator & Colleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
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