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  • Eat a healthy diet

    Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But eating well isn’t just about eating because you’re hungry: it means eating high-quality food to help you stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.   What does “eating well” mean? Eating well means having a varied and balanced diet, i.e., eating a variety of foods every day to get the nutrients you need for good health.

    Canada's Food Guide has suggestions to help you make sound food choices.

    The guide recommends that you eat foods from each of the four food groups every day:

    • Vegetables and Fruit
    • Grain Products
    • Milk and Alternatives
    • Meat and Alternatives

    Eating well means: 

    • Eating the recommended number of servings from each of the four food groups based on your age.
    • Having fun cooking and eating healthy, whether you’re by yourself or with family or friends.
    • Limiting foods and beverages that are high in calories, fat, sugar and salt (sodium).

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