• 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.
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