Where did dairy go?

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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.

Where can I get a copy of the new food guide?

Copies of the food guide snapshot may be downloaded from the Health Canada website.


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