Frequently Asked Questions

What is a “healthy diet”?

What is a “healthy diet”?

A healthy eating pattern is one that provides enough of each essential nutrient from nutrient-dense foods, contains a variety of foods from all of the basic food groups, and focuses on balancing calories consumed with calories expended to help you achieve and sustain a healthy weight. This eating pattern limits intake of solid fats, sugar, salt (sodium) and alcohol.

 

How many servings from each food group do I need each day?

How many servings from each food group do I need each day?.

The number of servings you need each day from each food group depends on your calorie needs. To determine your calorie needs and find the number of servings that is right for you.

I would like to get advice about my eating habits. Who should I talk to?

I would like to get advice about my eating habits. Who should I talk to?

Registered Dietitian (RD) are health professionals who are trained to provide counselling on nutrition and eating habits. An RD can provide personalized dietary advice taking into consideration your health status, lifestyle, and food likes and dislikes.

How is food digested?

How is food digested?

Digestion begins in the mouth, when we chew and swallow, and is completed in the small intestine. Digestion involves the mixing of food, its movement through the digestive tract, and the breakdown of food into smaller molecules. The digestive process varies for different kinds of food.