Canada’s New Food Guide Focusing on Family and Healthy Meal Choices
Canada’s food guide has undergone a complete revision and instead of focusing on food groups and portion size, new recommendations encourage us to choose fresh, healthy ingredients and spend more time preparing meals at home and eating together.
Image from the Government of Canada
One of the biggest changes is that proportion is emphasized over portion size. As illustrated by Canada’s food guide cover—fruits and vegetables should constitute half of your meal, while whole grains and proteins equally account for the other half.
There’s also an emphasis on eating healthy foods. This includes choosing healthy fats over saturated fats and limiting processed food that’s loaded with sodium and sugar.
An interesting aspect of the new food guide is its recommendations on eating together. A whole section is devoted to outlining the benefits of sharing a meal with friends, co-workers and family. As the guide notes, there’s an especially important reason why parents should make time to eat with their children as it can allow kids to establish healthy eating routines, explore new foods and improve their overall relationship with food.1
SupperWorks and Canada’s Food Guide
We’re happy to see the new recommendations from the government as we’ve been advocating healthy meals since our inception in 2005. SupperWorks was created to allow families to enjoy nutritious meals together—without the hassle of ingredient prep.
Every month, we offer a rotating menu of main dishes that incorporate seasonal and local ingredients. We test recipes to ensure they appeal to a wide range of tastes and always ensure that cooking meals are simple and straightforward—allowing our customers to spend more time eating together and less time cooking.
If you haven’t tried your local SupperWorks, let us show you how easy it is to eat healthy, nutritious meals with your family.
With SupperWorks, you can prepare quick and easy dinners in a fraction of the time it would take at home—with less food waste. With SupperWorks as your sous-chef, you can have the benefits of a meal-prepped dinner without any of the hassles.
1 Goverment of Canada. “Canada’s food guide.” Retrieved February 27, 2019 from https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/healthy-eating-recommendations/eat-meals-with-others/