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food guide

The Conservative leader claimed Canada's food guide isn't backed by science.
Policy measures can help shape needed dietary modifications.
We hope you've practiced your Oscar speech in the shower, because this year you're going to bring home the title of "Best Host."
The last version of the food guide was published in 2007, so it's time for a revamp to reflect new information.
There are indications that it could look completely different from previous guides.
The short-term profit interests of select food industries should not be permitted to compromise our health.
A grass-roots food movement can be incredibly powerful, but change ultimately must come from the top.
The only question is whether governments are ready to listen.
Whatever you do, don't shame them.
Just a reminder to read those labels!
Canadians are more likely to Google on their phone while standing in a grocery aisle than carry around a folded-up food guide poster. Almost every grocery product is now labeled, disclosing how much sugar, fat, vitamins and calories are contained in each serving. This new reality calls into question why Canadians are paying millions to update a government diktat on what we should eat. And given the nutrition information is out there for all to see, why are we allowing faceless Ottawa bureaucrats to recommend what we should eat?
2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last decade, researchers have gained insight into how certain gut microbes, particularly bacteria, influence our health. They have learned the mere presence of some species can affect us. Yet the majority of effects on wellness come as a result of the byproducts these organisms make.
Childhood obesity is a huge societal file that continues to get tossed around errantly -- as it quietly and not-so-quietly lines the purses of many along the way -- and yet we have seemingly not advanced the dial on it one iota in decades. Instead, we've collectively made it so much worse.
All you need is a good balance of poutine, chicken and something deep-fried.
You should only be having 21 potato chips.
For many Canadians, sipping a tall glass of juice is an easy way to sneak in a serving of fruit first thing in the morning
Rather than exclusively focusing on protein needs, it is preferable to adhere to an overall balanced and health-promoting eating regimen that provides sufficient amounts of protein as well as all other important nutrients, the CDC advises.
The data also clearly show you get a benefit even if you don't eat five servings a day. One serving a day gives you very roughly a 10 per cent relative mortality benefit, two servings, a 15 per cent benefit, three servings, a 20 per cent benefit, four servings, a 25 per cent benefit -- and then once you get to five servings, that is basically it.
Nita Sharda,registered dietitian based in Winnipeg TIP: "The Canada Food Guide is visually appealing and colour codes the