Healthy Eating and Meal Planning

Every day we make choices about the foods we eat and feed our families. Our choices can make a real difference to our health and ability to enjoy life to its fullest. Healthy eating supports wellbeing for all of us, at all ages and stages of life.

Here are four healthy eating tips to help you make choices that will allow you to feel your best:

Canada’s Food Guide

Canada’s Food Guide is made up of four food groups:

  • Vegetables and Fruits
  • Grain Products
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives

Each food group contains important nutrients needed for good health, but no single food or food group can give you all the nutrients you need. This means it is important to eat a variety of food from all four food groups each day. This will help you to get all the right vitamins and minerals needed by your body.

Plan meals

Meal planning will help you to:

  • eat healthy foods
  • save time and money
  • get the family involved

For tips and tools to help you plan your meals, try My Menu Planner from EatRight Ontario.

Keep a wide variety of healthy foods at home

Having a well-stocked pantry will make it easy for you to make healthy meals in a hurry. Our suggested pantry list has ideas for a well-stocked pantry, fridge, freezer and cupboards.

Be a smart shopper

Making smart choices at the grocery store can help you stock a healthy fridge and pantry. Check out our grocery list and how to read food labels.