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Healthy eating is all about the pleasure of eating a wide variety of foods and giving priority to foods of high nutritional value: vegetables and fruit, whole grain products, dairy products, meats and poultry, and meat substitutes like fish, legumes and tofu. Healthy eating includes everything we eat every day. It's all a matter of how often and how much!
Healthy eating can help reduce the risk of diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis, while improving overall health and well-being.
When to Consult
Protection and prevention
Help and Resources
Contact the dietitian-nutritionist at your local community service centre (CLSC) Local Community Service Centre (CLSC).
To meet with a dietician-nutritionist at a private clinic and get nutritional advice, contact the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ).
Basic nutrition guidelines
- Healthy Canadians, Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide (recommended number of Food Guide servings per day, by age and sex)
- Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (MSSS):
- Dieticians of Canada's Alphabetical listing of nutrition resources
- Extenso, a Web-based preventive nutrition tool from the Université de Montréal's Centre universitaire de nutrition
Advice on how to read nutrition labelling
Advice on hygiene and food safety
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Ministère de l'agriculture, des pêcheries et de l'alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)
Tips on affordable ways to eat healthy food
- Extenso, health at a low cost(in french only)
Information on Québec-grown foods
People at Risk
Dernière mise à jour le : 2015.04.13