New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Published on January 22, 2019, 8:36 am

Published by BC Local News

Canada's new food guide does away with food groups and portion sizes. The guide recommends Canadians eat vegetables, fruits and whole grains; choose legumes, nuts and tofu more regularly; and make water their beverage of choice. The guide also says processed and prepared foods high in sugar and salt should be limited, with a special emphasis on the health risks of consuming alcohol. Dairy and beef farmers have expressed concerns over the direction of the new food guide over the long-term impacts the change could have on their livelihoods. (The Canadian Press)

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