Updated Canada’s Food Guide: focus on country foods, Indigenous realities – Nunatsiaq News

28 January, 2019

The new, national guide more closely resembles Nunavut’s 2011 version

For those who have seen the 2011 Nunavut Food Guide, the new, national guide might look a little familiar.

“A traditional way of eating is balanced,” says the Nunavut guide. “Country foods are a healthy choice.”

Eight years later, the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide is following suit.

Released on Jan. 22, the new, national food guide places greater emphasis on traditional and country foods for Indigenous households. It recommends caribou, seal, geese, berries and a variety of wild plants as examples.

“Traditional food—and the way they are obtained—are intrinsically linked to culture, identity, way of life, and thus overall health,” says the 2019 national food guide. It goes on to explain that even a small amount of such foods improves diets in Indigenous households.

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