Canada’s Food Guide Healthy Eating Recommendations

Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. It is also about where, when, why and how you eat.

Be mindful of your eating habits
• Take time to eat 
• Notice when you are hungry and when you are full

Cook more often
• Plan what you eat

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• Involve others in planning and preparing meals

Enjoy your food
• Culture and food traditions can be a part of healthy eating

Eat meals with others

Make it a habit to eat a variety of healthy foods each day.

Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and protein foods. Choose protein foods that come from plants more often.
• 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.
• Prepare meals and snacks using ingredients that have little to no added sodium, sugars or saturated fat
• Choose healthier menu options when eating out

Make water your drink of choice
• Replace sugary drinks with water

Use food labels

Be aware that food marketing can influence your choices