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Canada's New Food Guide Now Available

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Canada's new food authority, "Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide" is now available at the County of Lambton Community Health Services Department.

The revised food guide, from Health Canada, contains information on the amount and the types of food recommended for age and gender plus clear guidelines on portion sizes.

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The guide, to help healthy Canadians two years of age and older meet nutritional needs, is based on the most current nutritional science to promote healthy growth and development, and to reduce the risk of chronic disease such as obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and osteoporosis.

"The new Guide gives more direction on selecting the best choices within each food group," says Susan Harris, Registered Dietitian with Community Health Services. "We encourage everyone to continue enjoying a "rainbow of colours" of foods."

The Guide addresses key nutrients and recommendations including: