Following Canada's Food Guide helps children grow and thrive.
Young children have small appetites and need calories for growth and development. Serve small nutritious meals and snacks each day.
Having the right amount and type of food recommended will help meet your needs for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Following Canada's Food Guide will help reduce your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis.
Water is a calorie-free way to quench your thirst.
Healthy adults need only 1500 mg of sodium a day, we eat almost double.
Over 75% of the sodium we eat, comes from packaged foods such as pizza and cold cuts.
Salts such as sea salt or fleur de sel, have about the same amount of sodium as table salt.
Eating too much sodium can be harmful to our health.
Breads, breakfast cereals and bakery products also contain sodium even though they may not taste salty.
Eating too much sodium can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease.