Healthy Eating Manual

Introduction ToHealthy Eating

Have vegetables and fruit more often than juice.


This mini-lesson is an introduction to what healthy eating is all about. Participants will enjoy evaluating their current eating habits using the worksheet, Healthy Eating Check-up. By the end of the session participants will understand the key messages of Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide.

Key Messages from Canada's Food Guide

  • Eat the recommended amount and type of food each day.
  • Eat at least one dark green and one orange vegetable each day.
  • Choose vegetables and fruit prepared with little or no added fat, sugar, or salt.
  • Have vegetables and fruit more often than juice.
  • Make sure at least half of your grain products are whole-grain each day.
  • Choose grain products that are lower in fat, sugar, or salt.
  • Select low fat milk alternatives.Drink skim, 1%, or 2% milk each day.
  • Have meat alternatives such as beans, lentils, and tofu often.
  • Eat at least two Food Guide Servings of fish each week.
  • Select lean meat and alternatives prepared with little or no added fat or salt.
  • Include a small amount of unsaturated fat each day.
  • Satisfy your thirst with water.
  • Limit foods and beverages high in calories, fat, sugar, or salt.
  • Be active every day.
Introduction To

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