Healthy Eating

FOK_0257 (1)Eating a balanced diet is important for maintaining good health and preventing illnesses. Studies show that people in Canada often choose foods that are too high in fat, sugar and calories. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that people include more whole grains, fruit and vegetables in their diets, as well as lean cuts of meat, fish, nuts, eggs and dairy products. Click on the links below to find more information about Canada’s Food Guide, ideas for enjoying a variety of foods, and recipes from around the world. Some of the information is available in different languages.

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Recipes
This booklet has many healthy recipe ideas. Each recipe has the nutritional information available, so that you know how many calories and nutrients you are putting into your body.

Dietitians of Canada Cook Healthy
“From salad through to dessert, these delicious, nutritious recipes are dietitian approved, easy to prepare and will be enjoyed by your entire family”.

BC Farmers Markets
Farmers markets are great places where you will find fresh, healthy foods and meet people in your community. You can also get ideas on how to cook local foods that you may have never tried before.

Canada’s Food Guide (English)
The guide will help you and your families know how much food you need to eat each day and what types of foods are best for you, so that you get enough vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre, reduce your risk of diseases, and maintain overall health.

Canada’s Food Guide (Multilingual Versions)
The information about best foods for you and your family is available in French, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, and Urdu.

Healthy Eating for Diabetes
The Canadian Diabetes Association has developed guidelines and multilingual resources for people with diabetes that help them enjoy cultural foods, achieve target blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of complications.

Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC
You can get nutrition information via this website or by calling 8-1-1 and asking to speak with a Registered Dietitian. Interpretation services are available in 130 languages.

Healthy Eating for Seniors
This handbook helps seniors make decisions about healthy eating so that they can stay as active and independent as possible. It is available in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.

The Senior Chef – Cooking for one or two
This publication has many different recipes for seniors. The meals are easy to prepare and the food portions are small