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.