Today, Health Canada released the latest version of Canada’s Food Guide. For the past few weeks, Dietitians of Canada (DC) has kept its membership up-to-date on the pending release and this morning issued its own statement by email and on the website News Room. It provides a concise overview of the new and improved features of our national food guide, now called Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. Thank you, DC, for making sure we were well-prepared for the release.
Health Canada has created a highly-interactive web site to explain and demonstrate its features. If you’re unsure where to begin, why not join me and we’ll follow the rainbow together.
Background. I was tempted to begin with the Educators and Communicators page so I would know how to use the Guide in my practice, but I also was curious about the story behind this revision as well as what’s different from previous versions so I started reading here. For professionals, probably either page is a good entry point.
Reading the Food Guide’s history and seeing the previous versions are fascinating. What is the earliest edition of the Food Rules/Food Guide you remember learning? I recall seeing the 1977 version (sun surrounded by the wheel of food groups) in my high school Home Economics class.
There is a lot to digest with the new Food Guide — pardon the pun — and in the days to come, I’ll be devoting a few blog posts to its features.