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Canada's Food GuideCCanada's Food GuideCanadas Food GuideEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the four main food groups in Canada's Food Guide and learn how to use the guide's recommendations for your family. </p><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php">Canada's Food Guide</a> is a general guide to nutrition for healthy people aged two and older. There is also a <a href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/pubs/fnim-pnim/index-eng.php" target="_blank">food guide for First Nations, Inuit and Metis.</a><br></p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Canada's Food Guide offers guidelines on nutrition for healthy people aged two and older. </li><li>The guide includes recommended serving sizes for four groups: vegetables and fruit, grain products, milk and alternatives and meat and alternatives.</li><li>It is important to get a balance of nutrients from all four food groups and adapt the guidelines to individual nutritional needs.<br></li></ul>
Guide alimentaire canadienGGuide alimentaire canadienCanadas Food GuideFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez les quatre principaux groupes alimentaires du Guide alimentaire canadien et apprenez comment vous servir des recommandations du guide pour votre famille.</p><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/migration/hc-sc/fn-an/alt_formats/hpfb-dgpsa/pdf/food-guide-aliment/view_eatwell_vue_bienmang-fra.pdf">Le Guide alimentaire canadien</a> est un guide de nutrition général destiné aux personnes en bonne santé qui ont deux ans et plus. Il existe aussi <a href="https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/aliments-nutrition/rapports-publications/bien-manger-guide-alimentaire-canadien-premieres-nations-inuit-metis.html">un guide alimentaire pour les Premières Nations, les Inuits et les Métis.</a><br></p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Le Guide alimentaire canadien présente des lignes directrices en matière de nutrition destinées aux personnes en bonne santé qui ont deux ans et plus. </li><li>Le guide comprend la taille recommandée des portions dans les quatre groupes alimentaires : les fruits et les légumes, les produits céréaliers, le lait et substituts et les viandes et substituts</li><li>Il est important de maintenir un équilibre entre les nutriments provenant des quatre groupes alimentaires et d’adapter les lignes directrices aux besoins individuels de chaque personne.<br></li></ul>

 

 

Canada's Food Guide1436.00000000000Canada's Food GuideCanadas Food GuideCEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the four main food groups in Canada's Food Guide and learn how to use the guide's recommendations for your family. </p><p> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php">Canada's Food Guide</a> is a general guide to nutrition for healthy people aged two and older. There is also a <a href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/pubs/fnim-pnim/index-eng.php" target="_blank">food guide for First Nations, Inuit and Metis.</a><br></p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Canada's Food Guide offers guidelines on nutrition for healthy people aged two and older. </li><li>The guide includes recommended serving sizes for four groups: vegetables and fruit, grain products, milk and alternatives and meat and alternatives.</li><li>It is important to get a balance of nutrients from all four food groups and adapt the guidelines to individual nutritional needs.<br></li></ul><p>Canada's Food Guide divides food into four main groups:</p><ul><li> <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1437&language=English">vegetables and fruit</a> </li><li> <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1438&language=English">grain products</a></li><li> <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1439&language=English">milk and alternatives</a></li><li> <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1440&language=English">meat and alternatives.</a></li></ul><p>To help you and your family meet all your nutritional requirements, try making choices from each food group as recommended.</p><p>No single food group or individual food is more important than any other, no matter what claims surround it. For example, some exotic fruits might be high in antioxidants, but they may lack the important nutrients that are found in more common foods such as milk or whole grains. </p><h2>Serving sizes</h2><p>Canada's Food Guide recommends the number of food servings and serving sizes you should eat each day. Remember that this is only a guide. A person's activity levels and nutritional needs will affect how much food they should eat. Activity levels and nutritional needs can vary from person to person and from day to day. For example, your child will need specific nutrients when they are going through a growth spurt. The nutrients they need may be very different from those needed by a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding.</p><h2>How to use Canada's Food Guide </h2><p>Although the principles in Canada's Food Guide are backed by scientific evidence, bear in mind that it is not an individual meal plan for you or your family. You can learn more about how to adapt Canada's Food Guide to your family's eating routine in <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1456&language=English">'Nutrition for your baby'</a> and <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1460&language=English">'Nutrition for your toddler or preschooler</a>'.</p><h2>Just for Kids </h2><p>The <a href="https://kids.aboutkidshealth.ca/player?title=fun-food-groups">Fun Food Groups</a> game in our Just for Kids section can help your child learn about the foods they eat every day.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"><a href="https://kids.aboutkidshealth.ca/player?title=fun-food-groups"><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-2_J4K_funFoodGroups.png" alt="" /></a> </figure>Canada's Food Guide

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