Northern foods are now on the plate in Canada’s new food guide – CBC

Jan 30, 2019

New guide acknowledges food insecurity and barriers to traditional foods

Northern foods are finding a place on the menu in Canada’s new food guide, including whale, seal and berries.

The last time the food guide was updated in 2007, there was a specific guide that suggested foods for Inuit, First Nations and Métis — now there’s one food guide for all Canadians and more resources are coming.

The guide, released last week, acknowledges barriers northerners might have to getting healthy food.

It doesn’t propose solutions, but Dr. Hasan Hutchinson, a spokesperson for Health Canada, says the guide helps direct government policy, so it can be seen as a call to action.

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