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A Dietitian's review of the new Canada's Food Guide

Finally - the new Canada's Food Guide has been released by Health Canada! There are a lot of positive changes to the new guidelines. The four food groups are gone. No more meat and alternatives or dairy group. They've been replaced with a more visual plate-style of half fruits and veggies, one quarter whole grains and one quarter protein foods. Another change is a focus on HOW you eat (they call this section "eating habits"), not just WHAT you eat ("healthy food choices").

While the guide itself is simple, more resources and information is available at I had to do a bit of digging to find them, so have laid out all of the recommendations with links here. I'll also share some more detailed thoughts about what I like about this new guide, and potential concerns or questions below.

Healthy Food Choices

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