Canadas Food Guide

The Solution To Childhood Obesity Is Nothing New

Lianne Castelino | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

Childhood obesity is a huge societal file that continues to get tossed around errantly -- as it quietly and not-so-quietly lines the purses of many along the way -- and yet we have seemingly not advanced the dial on it one iota in decades. Instead, we've collectively made it so much worse.

Senate Report Calls For Tax On Sugary Drinks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Politics

And an overhaul of Canada's Food Guide.

Is a High-Protein Diet Good for Your Health?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Rather than exclusively focusing on protein needs, it is preferable to adhere to an overall balanced and health-promoting eating regimen that provides sufficient amounts of protein as well as all other important nutrients, the CDC advises.

Arti Patel

This Is How Nutrition Experts Think Canadians Should Be Eating

HuffingtonPost.com | Arti Patel | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living

Canada's Food Guide has been around since 1942. The very first edition, which was a chart of rules, had a small list of "health protective foods" Cana...

You Have To See What Canada's Food Guide Looked Like In 1942

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Living

Behold: this is Canada's first food guide. The 1942 guide, which looks a lot different than the colourful chart you're familiar with, features six ...

Schools Need to Lay Off Our Kids' Lunch Bags

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

When a mom in Manitoba sent her two kids to school with homemade lunches that included roast beef, potatoes, carrots, oranges and milk, she was shocked to receive a note from the school telling her that their lunches were deemed "unbalanced" and were supplemented with Ritz crackers. The school follows the strict guidelines of what many believe to be a very outdated Canada's Food Guide and felt that the "grains" category had been neglected. To add insult to injury, this mom was fined $10 for her oversight. I'm confused, and if I was this mom, I would be livid.

Six Food and Nutrition Myths Debunked

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

With all the latest studies on nutrition it's difficult to know what's relevant and what's not. Let's look at some of the most recent myths that might be confusing your food choices. Here are five food and nutrition myths debunked.