CANADA'S NEW FOOD GUIDE A CHALLENGE FOR MORE THAN HALF OF CANADIANS: SURVEY

Mar 14, 2019

By Jane Brown

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It seems more than half of Canadians are having trouble following the new Canada’s Food Guide.

Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph found more than 52 per cent of consumers surveyed said they face barriers in adopting the recommendations of the food guide released earlier this year.

More than a quarter of people found affordability a major barrier and others cited taste preferences, lack of free time and dietary restrictions.

The survey also showed most people rely on nutrition advice from friends, family, social media and cookbooks before Canada’s Food Guide.

Sylvain Charlebois is the lead author on the report, and says the results show a disconnect between Health Canada’s guide and the reality of Canadians’ lives.

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