ERIC Number: ED327633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Nutrition Recommendations...A Call for Action. Summary Report of the Scientific Review Committee and the Communications/Implementation Committee.
Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).
This report summarizes the latest edition of national guidelines that have been a cornerstone of nutrition policies and programs in Canada for almost 50 years. The guidelines for healthy eating are as follows: enjoy a variety of foods; emphasize cereals, breads, other grain products, vegetables, and fruits; choose low-fat dairy products, lean meats, and foods prepared with little or no fat; achieve and maintain a healthy body weight by enjoying regular physical activity and healthy eating; and limit salt, alcohol, and caffeine. The purpose of the review was to ensure up-to-date nutrition recommendations that will promote and maintain health and reduce the risk of nutrition-related diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, and cancer. A scientific review committee was responsible for reviewing recent evidence from a public health perspective. A communications and implementation committee was responsible for developing consumer advice and implementation strategies. The report indicates the actions that many sectors, including governments at all levels, professional and voluntary organizations, food and food service industries, and the consumer, can take to assist Canadians in making healthy food choices. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).