Healthy eating is all about the pleasure of eating a wide variety of foods and giving priority to foods of high nutritional value: vegetables and fruit, whole grain products, dairy products, meats and poultry, and meat substitutes like fish, legumes and tofu. Healthy eating includes everything we eat every day. It's all a matter of how often and how much!
Healthy eating can help reduce the risk of diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis, while improving overall health and well-being.
Improve your diet
Want to improve your diet and be in better shape? With the help of a health professional, the odds are in your favour. Take advantage of the free services available from the Health Education Centre at your local Health Education Centre (CSSS).
Who to contact
Contact the dietitian-nutritionist at your local community service centre (CLSC) Local Community Service Centre (CLSC).
To meet with a dietician-nutritionist at a private clinic and get nutritional advice, contact the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) .
Basic nutrition guidelines
- Healthy Canadians, Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide (recommended number of Food Guide servings per day, by age and sex)
- Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (MSSS):
- Dieticians of Canada's Alphabetical listing of nutrition resources
- Extenso, a Web-based preventive nutrition tool from the Université de Montréal's Centre universitaire de nutrition
Advice on how to read nutrition labelling
Tips on how to eat more fruits and vegetables
Advice on hygiene and food safety
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Ministère de l'agriculture, des pêcheries et de l'alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)
Tips on affordable ways to eat healthy food
- Extenso, health at a low cost (in french only)
Information on Québec-grown foods