I don’t know why I’m such a big fan of Canada’s Food Guide, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it had something to do with it being on my fridge since I was little. Traditionally only great things like perfect scores on test or really good art projects make it to the fridge for any significant length of time, so maybe seeing it there year after year drilled into my head that it was pretty amazing.
Today, Health Canada released a new food guide. Last night between all the talk about the superbowl, I heard a 30 second spot on the news announcing it was coming out, and it was by far the most exciting thing on the news that night.
It’s quite similar to the old (14 year old) version, but fancier graphics, of course, and more specific information based on age and gender. I ordered a print copy, because it was free. My personalised version tells me that I’m still not eating nealy enough fruits or vegetables, but my litre of milk a day is more than enough. Big surprise, eh?