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Healthy Eating Basics

Healthy food gives us the energy and strength we need to feel good and get active. It also helps us improve mood, reduce risk of disease, and maintain a healthy weight. Experience the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity.

Find out more about the benefits of healthy eating and Canada's Food Guide. Canada's Food Guide is a great tool for healthier eating. Explore the topics below to learn more about how you can make healthier food choices and give your body the energy, strength, vitamins and minerals needed for an active and happy lifestyle:

Portion sizes
Not only are the types of foods we eat important but also how much food we are eating. Learn more about portion sizes.

Label reading
Understanding the five simple steps of label reading can help you make healthier decisions in the grocery store.

Eating out
Find out more about making healthier meal choices when eating in a restaurant.

Healthy drink choices 
Many drinks available to us are high in sugar and hard on our bodies. Learn more about how you can make healthier drink choices.

The Scoop on Sodium
Too much sodium can be harmful to our bodies by increasing our blood pressure and increasing our risk of heart disease and stroke. Learn more about reducing the amount of sodium you eat.

Food safety
Following proper food safety when preparing and enjoying meals can help keep you and your family safe.

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