Kate's Cuisine

Jun 13 2009

The Canada Food Guide

The Canada Food Guide is an excellent way for people to make sure that they are getting the proper amount of nutrients in their diet and that they are including foods from each of the food groups every day. Following the Canada Food Guide can help prevent obesity, diabetes, and obesity. Below you’ll find the recommended daily intake for certain foods, according to the Canada Food Guide.

Children (Ages 2-3)

  • Fruit and Vegetables: 4 Servings
  • Grain Products: 3 Servings
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives: 2 Servings
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives: 1 Serving
  • Children (Ages 4-8)

  • Fruit and Vegetables: 5 Servings
  • Grain Products: 4 Servings
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives: 2 Servings
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives: 1 Serving
  • Children (Ages 9-13)

  • Fruit and Vegetables: 1-2 Servings
  • Grain Products: 6 Servings
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives: 3-4 Serving
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives: 1-2 Servings
  • Female Teens (Ages 14-18)

  • Fruits and Vegetables: 7 Servings
  • Grain Products: 6 Servings
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives: 3-4 Servings
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives: 2 Servings
  • Male Teens (Ages 14-18)

  • Fruits and Vegetables: 8 Servings
  • Grain Products: 7 Servings
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives: 3-4 Servings
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives: 3 Servings
  • Adults, Women (Ages 19-50)

  • Fruit and Vegetables: 7-8 Servings
  • Grain Products: 6-7 Servings
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives: 2 Servings
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives: 2 Servings
  • Adults, Women (Ages 51+)

  • Fruits and Vegetables: 7 Servings
  • Grain Products: 6 Servings
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives: 3 Servings
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives: 2 Servings
  • Adults, Men (Ages 19-50)

  • Fruit and Vegetables: 8-10 Servings
  • Grain Products: 8 Servings
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives: 2 Servings
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives: 3 Servings
  • Adults, Men (Ages 51+)

  • Fruit and Vegetables: 7 Servings
  • Grain Products: 7 Servings
  • Milk and Milk Alternatives: 3 Servings
  • Meat and Meat Alternatives: 3 Servings
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