News in Review Canada's New Food Guide: Eating Healthier to Live Better

News in Review Canada's New Food Guide: Eating Healthier to Live Better

In January 2019 Health Canada released its new revised food guide. It was the first update of the nutritional eating manual in 12 years. Gone is the emphasis on serving sizes and food groups, replaced now with larger portions of fruit and vegetables and more plant-based proteins. The new guide has its fans and its haters. Some praise Health Canada for relying on scientific evidence (rather than lobby groups) in developing the new guide. Others say the focus on fresh produce is unrealistic for low-income families or those living in remote areas. Still others wonder why the government bothers to produce the document when people don't follow it. This story hears from many voices in the debate.

  • 2019
  • 00:15:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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