Key Takeaways

The key takeaways of this chapter are:

  • Canada’s Food Guide 2019 is evidence-informed.
  • Canada’s Food Guide 2019 is developed for individuals who are two years of age and older and for those who do not have specific dietary requirements.
  • The main guidelines note that: nutritious foods are the foundation for healthy eating; processed or prepared foods and beverages that contribute to excess sodium, free sugars, or saturated fat undermine healthy eating and should not be consumed regularly; and, food skills and food literacy are needed to navigate the complex food environment and support healthy eating.

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Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals by Jennifer Lapum; Oona St. Amant; Wendy Garcia; Lisa Seto Nielsen; and Rezwana Rahman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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