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Building on the 2015 Evidence Review (New Window) and the most recent evidence on food and health, Health Canada has translated the science on food and health into evidence-informed Guiding Principles and Recommendations for application in the Canadian context. Considerations for factors that influence food choices and eating behaviours underpin all of the guidance. The summary of proposed Guiding Principles, Recommendations and Considerations (New Window) is available. Once we hear from you through this online consultation, your input will help us to finalize our recommendations and develop them into consumer messages, tools, and resources. A new suite of Canada’s Food Guide resources will be rolled out beginning in early 2018.

Here you can respond to questions about each proposed Guiding Principle, Recommendation and Consideration.

Building on the 2015 Evidence Review (New Window) and the most recent evidence on food and health, Health Canada has translated the science on food and health into evidence-informed Guiding Principles and Recommendations for application in the Canadian context. Considerations for factors that influence food choices and eating behaviours underpin all of the guidance. The summary of proposed Guiding Principles, Recommendations and Considerations (New Window) is available. Once we hear from you through this online consultation, your input will help us to finalize our recommendations and develop them into consumer messages, tools, and resources. A new suite of Canada’s Food Guide resources will be rolled out beginning in early 2018.

Here you can respond to questions about each proposed Guiding Principle, Recommendation and Consideration.

  • Guiding Principle 1

    A variety of nutritious foods and beverages are the foundation for healthy eating.

    A variety of nutritious foods and beverages are the foundation for healthy eating.

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  • Guiding Principle 2

    Processed or prepared foods and beverages high in sodium, sugars, or saturated fat undermine healthy eating.

    Processed or prepared foods and beverages high in sodium, sugars, or saturated fat undermine healthy eating.

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  • Guiding Principle 3

    Knowledge and skills are needed to navigate the complex food environment and support healthy eating.

    Knowledge and skills are needed to navigate the complex food environment and support healthy eating.

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  • Considerations

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