Canada food guide to healthy eating is designed to help Canadians make right food choices.
The Canada Food Guide places food into four groups:
- Grain Products
- Vegetables and Fruit
- Milk Products
- Meat and Alternatives
The amount of food you need every day from the four 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 Canada Food 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. The right balance of food and activity will help you feel great and stay at a healthy body weight. Food in Canada is highly enriched with proteins and vitamins. Besides food in Canada is health savvy.