Food and Nutrition

Looking for general information on healthy eating? These resources cover a large cross section of topics to help you learn the basics of healthy eating and how to incorporate them into your daily living.

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Learn how antioxidants can help keep you healthy and help prevent some chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.


Everyone needs to eat some fat to stay healthy. Dietary fats give you energy and help you absorb vitamins from foods.


Fibre helps your bowel stay regular and healthy, lower blood cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. The amount of fibre you need varies depending on your age and gender. Learn how much dietary fibre to aim for each day and about food sources of fibre.

Foods and Beverages

For snack ideas for adults, and information on the safety of energy drinks for all ages, click on the links below.

Healthy Eating

Eating a variety of wholesome foods can help maintain health and prevent illness and disease. To view a list of web-based tools and resources, which can help you find information to meet your healthy eating goals, click on the link below.


Protein is needed to build and repair cells in muscle, skin and nails. It is also part of enzymes and hormones in your body. Learn about how much protein you need to eat each day and tips help you get enough.


Learn how to lower the amount of sodium (salt) you eat. This can help lower your risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease.

Vitamins and Minerals

Your body needs a certain amount of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. You can get most of these through your diet, however sometimes you may need to take a supplement. Learn about the amounts to aim for each day by clicking on the links below.

Useful Websites

Healthy Families BC

Healthy Families BC encourages families to work together to create healthier lives, schools, communities and workplaces for all British Columbians. The website provides practical tips on healthy eating and healthy lifestyle choices.

Better Together

Better Together is a partnership between the BC Ministry of Health and BC Dairy Association. They provide recipes and ideas to help you enjoy cooking and eating together.

Dietitians of Canada

Dietitians of Canada serves Canadians by maintaining high professional standards, advocating for sound public policy that promotes health, and providing trusted evidence-based nutrition information for both the public and Registered Dietitians. Learn more about healthy eating,how to assess your lifestyle and habits, and planning, shopping and cooking for your best health. You can also use their eaTracker to check your food and activity choices, analyze your recipes and plan your meals. Click on the links below for more information.

Health Canada

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. These Health Canada resources provide information on the daily recommendations for vitamins and minerals, how to make healthy food choices to meet nutrient needs, how to make healthier choices by using nutrition labelling information. Click on the links below for more information.

Healthy Canadians

This website is produced by the Government of Canada to improve the health of all Canadians. The food and nutrition section of this website provides information on food labels, food poisoning, food safety, healthy eating and sodium.

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