Make healthy choices a habit
This leads to a healthy lifestyle! Make a commitment to eat well, move more, and get support from family and friends.
Prepare and eat meals and snacks at home
This is a great way to save money, eat healthy, and spend time with your family. When preparing meals, choose low-fat/low-calorie versions of your favorite ingredients and learn how easy it is to substitute.
Changing & making healthy choices
The best way to make changes to your diet is to make gradual changes and give yourself time to develop new habits.
Healthy food - what to buy
If you go shopping and make sure you have a few food items from each group in your basket, you are likely to be eating healthily.
What are "added sugars"?
Added sugars are sugars and syrups that are added to foods or beverages during processing or preparation.
What are discretionary calories?
You need a certain number of calories to keep your body functioning and provide energy for physical activities. Think of the calories you need for energy like money you have to spend.
Why is it important to eat grains, especially whole grains?
People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Grains provide many nutrients that are vital for the health and maintenance of our bodies
Benefits of healthy eating
Foods in the meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seed group provide nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of your body.
What foods are in the vegetable group?
Vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups, based on their nutrient content.
Buy fresh vegetables in season. They cost less and are likely to be at their peak flavor
Why Fruits and Vegetables
A growing body of research proves that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health.
Healthy eating for kids
Healthy foods contain vitamins, minerals and fibre. Not-so-healthy foods contain lots of sugar and fat. You need vitamins and minerals to help you grow. This is why you should mostly eat healthy foods.
Cut down on saturated fat and sugar
To stay healthy we need some fat in our diets. What is important is the kind of fat we are eating.
Eat More Fish
Most of us should be eating more fish ?including a portion of oily fish each week. It's an excellent source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals.
Base your meals on starchy foods
Starchy foods such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes are a really important part of a healthy diet. Try to choose wholegrain varieties of starchy foods whenever you can.
Food ideas that are high in calcium
Want to give your tweens and teens meal and snack ideas that are high in calcium?
What if milk is a problem for my kids?
For some tweens and teens, getting 1,300 mg of calcium a day isn't easy. Some people have lactose intolerance, which limits how much milk and milk products they can have. Others dislike the taste of milk or avoid it because they think it is fattening.
Tips on Eating Better
Eating right can be hard when you do not feel like cooking or there is a fast-food place on every corner. Here are some simple things you can do to eat better: