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First Nations, Inuit an Métis food guides may be coming, Health Canada indicates – APTN News
by ahnationtalk onJanuary 25, 2019617 Views
January 25, 2019
Canada’s new food guide announced earlier this week in Montreal may not be relatable for many Indigenous people, but Health Canada officials say there are Indigenous-specific resources coming for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
Lauded for its reduced emphasis on meat, dairy and sugary drinks and its promotion of water, whole grains and plant-based proteins, the food guide—updated for the first time in over a decade—will influence health professionals, educational institutions and others in determining what foods Canadians should consume for optimal health and nutrition.
But the colourful palette of fresh produce, grains and proteins—like chickpeas and tofu—adorning the guide’s front page doesn’t necessarily represent or reflect Indigenous peoples’ food preferences or the barriers that many face in accessing healthy foods.