Nutritional Advice

Good nutrition is good for you, and your family. Learn how to eat well with Canada’s Food Guide and adopt healthy habits the whole family will love.

  • Let's eat outside!

    Let's eat outside!

    Summer is the season for eating outdoors. However, it's also the favourite season of bacteria, which never take a vacation. To ensure the memories of your latest picnic or camping trip are good ones, remember one thing: safety!

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  • Practical Advice for Feeding Baby

    Practical Advice for Feeding Baby

    When it comes to healthy eating, moms, dads, families, and caregivers want the best for our children. Whether it's during pregnancy and breastfeeding, when introducing first foods, or progressing to family meals, choosing the right foods and feeding practices at each stage helps our children develop healthy eating patterns for life. The articles below answer common questions about feeding baby, and provide practical tips to navigate through these important milestones.

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  • Keeping Lunch Box Foods Safe

    Keeping Lunch Box Foods Safe

    All foods and food items, such as meat, milk products and mayonnaise, have a place in your lunch box. To keep them fresh and safe to eat, cold items need to be kept cold and hot items need to be kept hot until lunch time.

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  • Babies and Cow’s Milk: When is Best?

    Babies and Cow’s Milk: When is Best?

    As a new parent, you might be wondering when you can introduce cow’s milk into your child’s diet, and what type of milk to offer. Here are some answers to your questions based on the recommendations of the Canadian Paediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada, Breastfeeding Committee for Canada and Health Canada.

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  • Understanding a Child’s Appetite

    Understanding a Child’s Appetite

    Early childhood is a critical period of development. During this time, children develop eating habits that will influence their relationships with food for a lifetime. Toddlers are often picky or refuse to eat altogether, making mealtime a real challenge. But there are practical tips to help children establish healthy eating habits.

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  • Does your Toddler Drink Enough Milk?

    Does your Toddler Drink Enough Milk?

    Canada’s Food Guide recommends that children 2-8 years old consume two servings of Milk and Alternatives every day. Make sure your child is getting the daily recommended servings.

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  • Nutrient Requirements for Toddlers

    Nutrient Requirements for Toddlers

    Preschoolers grow and develop in leaps and bounds, and because of this, they need a balanced and varied diet. Of the many vitamins and minerals that are necessary, there are some that we should pay special attention to.

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  • Breakfast and Snacks, Toddler Style

    Breakfast and Snacks, Toddler Style

    For energy and nutrients to keep pace with their growing bodies (and curiosity!), toddlers should consume three meals and two to three snacks each day—with breakfast at the top of the list.

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