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Consumer Health: Healthy Eating

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Collection of Websites

Canada’s Food Guide-Healthy Eating

This page provides access to Canada’s Food Guidelines and other information about eating habits, healthy food choices and recipes, and more.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Healthy Living

This page contains information about food safety, healthy weight, and nutrition.

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The website provides recommendations on health eating routine for all ages. MyPlate Kitchen provides recipes and resources to support building healthy and budget-friendly meals. Get a personalized MyPlate Plan that's right for you, based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level.

Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease. on what to eat and drink to build a healthy diet that can promote health, help prevent diet-related chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs.

Eating Healthy

Recommendations from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada on forming healthy eating habits to prevent premature heart disease and stroke.


Developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the website provides information on nutrition including nutrition facts and food labels, healthy eating choices and recipes, vegetarian and special diets, vitamins and supplements, and more.

eLENA Library 

The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) is an online library of evidence-informed guidelines for an expanding list of nutrition interventions.

FDA: Food 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s educational materials include information on food safety, the updated Nutrition Facts Label on packaged foods and drinks, as well as the new education initiative Feed Your Mind to help consumers better understand genetically engineered foods. Features the Food Safety and COVID-19 resource.

Health Canada: Food and Nutrition

Health Canada’s information on food and safety standards, food labels, food recalls, safety tips for all food types and recommendations on how to monitor and measure food consumption and how to assess and plan healthy diets. Feature articles include Healthy Eating During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Food and Food Safety for Pregnant Women.

Healthy Recipes

The MedlinePlus collection of healthy recipes to help develop a healthy eating pattern.

Herbs at a Glance

Herbs at a Glance is a series of brief fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

Medline Plus: Database of Herbs and Supplements

Here you can browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

NIH:NHLBI: Health Education: We Can! Eat Right

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

A USDA-sponsored website that offers reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, and food safety for consumers. Feature resources include the Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection, FoodData Central and FoodKeeper App.

Developed by Dietitians of Canada, UnlockFood is a bilingual website to help Canadians connect with a dietitian and find the nutrition and food information and interactive healthy eating tools. The content focuses on healthy eating throughout the lifecycle (from infants to seniors), and preventing and managing health conditions. 


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