Healthy Eating Resources

Introduction

Eating a variety of wholesome foods can help maintain health and prevent illness and disease. The following internet tools and resources have been chosen to help you find information to meet your healthy eating goals.

These tools and resources are believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of publication. They should not be considered an endorsement of any information, service, product or company.

Canadian Resources

Dietitians of Canada is the national professional association for Registered Dietitians in Canada.

Under the Your Health section you will find:

  • Assess Yourself — This section helps you assess your current eating habits.
  • Plan, Shop, Cook — This section provides information, tips and recipes for a healthy and delicious diet.
  • Nutrition A-Z — This section provides science-based fact sheets on a variety of nutrition topics from antioxidants to zinc.

eaTracker — This website can analyze recipes, help you plan your meals and track your activity. Use it to set eating and activity goals, and track your progress toward meeting those goals.

eaTipster — This free mobile app was created by Dietitians of Canada to send daily tips for healthy eating to your smart phone.

Cookspiration — Be inspired to cook any time, day or night. Created by Dietitians of Canada, recipe ideas are served up to suit your mood and schedule.

Healthy Canadians is a national source of easy-to-understand health and safety information for Canadians and health professionals.

Under the Food & Nutrition section you will find:

  • Healthy Eating — this section provides information about nutrition for all ages.
  • Food Labels — This section helps you to understand what is included on food labels and how to use them.

Nutrition fact tables — this section provides information about what nutrients are in different foods.

Public Health Agency of Canada, Healthy Eating — This section of the Public Health Agency of Canada website provides links to information on many nutrition topics such as healthy weights, menu planning and tips on eating out.

Canada's Food Guide — This resource guides the amount and types of food to eat each day to help you get the nutrients you need for general health and to reduce your risk of disease.

  • Link to the Guide in these other languages: French, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, and Urdu.
  • My Food Guide — This is an interactive tool that personalizes the food guide to fit your individual food needs and preferences.

Provincial Resources

Alberta

Alberta Health Services, Nutrition: Healthy Eating Starts Here — This website has information to help people improve their eating habits where they live, work, learn or play.

Government of Alberta, Healthy U — This website has information on healthy eating, recipes, active living and more.

British Columbia

HealthLinkBC

  • By phone — If you have questions about healthy eating, food, or nutrition, call 8-1-1 toll-free in B.C. to speak with a registered dietitian.
  • HealthLinkBC — This website provides nutrition information for across the lifespan, as well as to help manage a variety of conditions.
  • Email a HealthLinkBC Dietitian — HealthLinkBC dietitians can answer your questions about food and nutrition.

Healthy Families BC, Food & Nutrition — This website features healthy eating articles, videos, blog posts, interactive features and more on a variety of healthy eating topics.

BC Ministry of Health, Healthy Eating — This page links to BC healthy eating resources.

Manitoba

Dial-a-Dietitian

  • By phone — If you have questions about healthy eating, food, or nutrition, call 1-877-830-2892 toll-free (or 204-788-8248 in Winnipeg) to speak with a registered dietitian.

Manitoba Government, Healthy Eating — This website has healthy eating tips and links to other resources.

New Brunswick

Healthy Eating Physical Activity Coalition, Healthy Eating Resources — This website has links to a variety of healthy eating resources for all ages.

Government of New Brunswick, Healthy Eating — This website provides general healthy eating information for you and your family, eating on a budget and on the run.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, Healthy Eating Resources — This website has healthy eating resources in the following categories:

  • Expectant, New Mothers and their Families
  • General Population
  • Workplaces, Employers, Employees
  • Children and Parents/Teachers

Nova Scotia

Government of Nova Scotia, Healthy Eating — This website provides general healthy eating and food security information for you and your family, and support of healthy eating at schools and childcare centres.

Ontario

EatRight Ontario

  • By phone — If you have questions about healthy eating, food, or nutrition, call 1-877-510-510-2 toll free in Ontario to speak with a Registered Dietitian.
  • EatRight Ontario — This website provides healthy eating videos and articles on food and nutrition, meal and snack planning advice, healthy eating tips and recipes. Sign up to receive a free monthly e-news.
    • My Menu Planner — This interactive tool from Eatright Ontario helps you plan your own personal menus.
  • Email a Dietitian — Registered Dietitians can answer your questions about food and nutrition.

Foodland Ontario — This website helps you choose fresh, delicious and locally produced food that supports local farmers and businesses.

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services, Healthy Eating — This website provides healthy eating guidelines and tips on making healthy food choices.

Nunavut

Nunavut Department of Health, Healthy Living — This website has specific healthy eating guidelines and resources for people who live in Nunavut.

Prince Edward Island

PEI Healthy Eating Alliance — This website has healthy eating information for parents, teachers and students. It includes recipes and links to other provincial and national healthy eating resources.

Québec

Santé et Services sociaux Québec, Nutrition et alimentation — This website promotes healthy eating throughout the lifecycle.

Le centre de référence sur la nutrition de L'Université de Montréal, Extenso — This website provides science-based information on a variety of topic areas such as Myths and Reality, Food, Health and Nutrition.

Saskatchewan

Government of Saskatchewan, Nutrition and Exercise — This website has healthy eating tips and links to other resources for schools and event organizers.

Saskatchewan Health Educators Association, Healthy Eating — This website has links to general healthy eating resources to help teach eating well in schools.

Yukon

Yukon's Health and Social Services, Nutrition — This website provides a variety of nutrition related information including tips on snacks, sports nutrition and eating well for less.

Local Resources

Private practice dietitians — Registered dietitians are available for individual consultation. This is fee-for-service. Check with your extended health care provider to see if registered dietitians are covered. To find a private practice dietitian in your area, visit the Dietitians of Canada website and select "Find a Dietitian".

Supermarket tours — Many supermarkets, public health and community health agencies offer guided grocery tours by a registered dietitian who can answer your questions about food products and nutrition. Check with your local supermarket to see if they offer tours.

Last updated: November 2013


These resources are provided as sources of additional information believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of publication and should not be considered an endorsement of any information, service, product or company.

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Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC (formerly Dial-A-Dietitian), providing free nutrition information and resources for BC residents and health professionals. Go to Healthy Eating or call 8-1-1 (anywhere in BC). Interpreters are available in over 130 languages.

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