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Canada’s Dietary Guidelines for Health Professionals and Policy Makers

This report sets out Health Canada’s guidelines and considerations on healthy eating. Based on the best available scientific evidence, they promote healthy eating and overall nutritional well-being, and support improvements to the Canadian food environment.The guidelines are a resource for developing nutrition policies, programs, and educational resources for members of the Canadian population two years of age and older.

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January 1, 2019


Health Canada




Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Community-at-large, Farmers Market, Food Bank, Grocery/Retail, Home, Long-term Care, Mobile Vending, Primary Care, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise


Prenatal, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)


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