Where did dairy go?

Is Dairy in the New Food Guide?

When the 2019 version of Canada’s food guide was released in January, the most common comment I heard and saw in the media was “Dairy is Out”! The headline got a lot of attention, but is very misleading. The reality is…dairy hasn’t gone anywhere.

Foods from the Milk and Alternatives Food Group are still a part of a nutritious and varied diet and can now be found in the ‘protein foods’ category.

Keep reading to learn more!

A special thank you to Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools for contributing this newsletter article.

Not sure how to use your Nüton program with the food guide?

Click on the program link below to learn more about how you can teach nutrition education with Health Canada’s new food guide.

Food Explorers (Grades K-1)
Power to Play (Grades 2-3)
Power to Explore (Grade 4)
Power to Grow (Grade 5)
Powerful Bones (Grade 6)

Power to Be (Grade 8) 

Happy to help with any questions!

Email nuton@milk.mb.ca to contact a nutrition educator. We are more than happy to help you adapt your teaching to the new food guide.

Where can I get a copy of the new food guide?
Copies of the food guide snapshot may be downloaded from the food guide website.

Hard copies will be available soon from hc.publications-publications.sc@canada.ca