Canada's Food Guide

Canada's Food Guide is for children 2 and older. For children under 2, see our post on Baby's First Foods


Eat a variety of healthy foods each day.

Have plenty of vegetables and fruit.
Eat protein foods. Choose protein foods that come from plants more often.
Choose whole grain foods.
Make water your drink of choice. Replace sugary drinks with water. 
Prepare meals and snacks using ingredients that have little to no added sodium, sugars or saturated fat.

Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat:

Be mindful of your eating habits.
Cook more often.
Enjoy your food.
Eat meals with others.

When selecting food:

Use food labels.
Limit foods high in sodium, sugars or saturated fat. Choose foods with healthy fats instead of saturated fat.
Limit highly processed foods. If you choose these foods, eat them less often and in small amounts.
Be aware of food marketing.

Source: Canada's Food Guide