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Canada's Food Guide

Recommended Number of Canadian Food Guide Servings Per Day
Images of Recommended Canadian Food Guide Servings

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.

Different People Need Different Amounts of Food

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 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 Staff
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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