New Canada Food Guide follows the latest scientific recommendations with a shift towards plant-based diets
The new Canada Food Guide has made headlines with a dramatic shift towards plant-based diets at the expense of meat and dairy.
The new guide from Canada’s federal government is the first major update in more than 12 years. Health Canada officials who created the new guide (many of them nutrition experts and researchers) did not meet with lobby groups. “In no way did we want to see a perceived influence, nor did we want industry to decide what the final Food Guide would look like,” said Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada’s Health Minister, “We want to make sure Canadians have access to the best information with the Food Guide - the best information based on the best science out there and science that’s not influenced by industry.”