Canada Food Guide changes: More veg, less meat, and no more eating alone

Canada Food Guide changes: More veg, less meat, and no more eating alone

2019/6/17 Yung Soon Lih Food Machine
Canada Food Guide changes: More veg, less meat, and no more eating alone - Among protein foods, eat plant-based options — like beans, nuts, and tofu — more often.
Among protein foods, eat plant-based options — like beans, nuts, and tofu — more often.

The recommendations of the new Canada’s Food Guide represents the latest, science-based thinking on what to include in a healthy diet and what to avoid, and in some ways is a radical shift from the previous food guide released in 2007.

it is from Canada’s Food Guide in 2007. reporting human intake vegetable, protein food, grains and milk.it is from Canada’s Food Guide in 2019, “It’s not about portion but about proportion,” Hutchinson explained, “and how to incorporate that into family meals, snacks, and gatherings. To make it real in your everyday life.

2007 Eat well with Canada’s Food Guide and 2019 Eat a variety of healthy foods each day with Canada’s Food Guide

Hasan Hutchinson, the Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health Canada, said the new approach is an attempt to be more useful to Canadians.

To that end, the guide no longer includes how many servings of different foods to include in a day’s menu, but rather urges people to eat more of some things and less of others.

“We did a fair amount of research when evaluating the past food guide, and what we heard from Canadians was that it was very difficult and too complicated to deal with recommendations about a particular number of portions of a particular size,” Hutchinson told reporters in a technical briefing Monday.

The iconic rainbow of the 2007 guide — with recommendations to eat four to 10 servings of vegetables, for example, of 1/2 cup each depending on your age and the kind of vegetable — has given way to the plate, half of which should be covered in fruits and vegetables.

 

Children

Teens

Adults

Age in Years

2-3

4-8

9-13

14-18 years

19-50 years

51 + years

Sex

Girls and Boys

Females

Males

Females

Males

Females

Males

Vegetables and Fruit

4

5

6

7

8

7-8

8-10

7

7

Grain Products

3

4

6

6

7

6-7

8

6

7

Milk and Alternatives

2

2

3-4

3-4

3-4

2

2

3

3

Meat and Alternatives

1

1

1-2

2

3

2

3

2

3

The chart above shows how many Food Guide Servings you need from each of the four food groups every day. (2007 Canada’s Food Guide)

“It’s not about portion but about proportion,” Hutchinson explained, “and how to incorporate that into family meals, snacks, and gatherings. To make it real in your everyday life.”

One quarter of the plate should be covered in whole grains, like rice, pasta or quinoa, and the other quarter should be filled with protein — preferably plant-based, the food guide states, like lentils or beans.

Why plant-based protein? To increase fibre intake and lower intake of processed meats and saturated fat, to in turn reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Gone, along with the rainbow, is the “milk and alternatives” food group, a change vehemently opposed by the dairy industry.

In a statement released in early January, the Dairy Farmers of Canada said the move to “de-emphasize” dairy products in relation to other sources of protein would be detrimental to health, not to mention the industry.

“There is no scientific justification to minimize the role of milk products in a healthy diet as they are a key source of 6 of the 8 nutrients that most Canadians already fall short of,” said Isabelle Neiderer, Dairy Farmers of Canada’s Director of Nutrition and Research, and a registered dietitian. “Milk products and other protein foods are not interchangeable. … Lumping milk products together with other protein foods will lead to inadequate intakes of important nutrients.”

Yet the new guide, which includes low-fat dairy products like milk and cheese among other options for protein, is based on a thorough review of scientific reports since 2006 — excluding reports that were commissioned by the food industry.

The goal is to reduce chronic diseases like ischemic heart disease, stroke, colorectal cancer, diabetes, and breast cancer, which are particularly affected by diet.

“The bottom line is that what we’ve done is to base our recommendations on solid, scientific evidence. That’s it. That’s what drives us,” Hutchinson said. “We made a strong commitment to not meet or be influenced by industry or (use) reports funded by industry.”

Some 27,000 people, including “interested stakeholders,” participated in online consultations, Hutchinson said, and Health Canada also consulted with academics, Indigenous experts, provincial and territorial governments, health professional regulatory bodies, organizations and charities.

In a bid to reduce alarming rates of Type 2 diabetes and obesity in children, the guide urges consumers, health professionals and policy-makers to also think about what they drink, and make water the beverage of choice, over pop, fruit juice and flavoured — read sugary — milk.

Alfred Aziz, another Director General at Health Canada, cited a recent study by Statistics Canada that showed these sugary drinks to be the No. 1 source of sugar for kids. Fruit juice and chocolate milk have nutritional value, but they add a lot of calories, too.

Finally, the new Food Guide urges Canadians to think not just about what they eat, but how they eat. Among its recommendations are for people to take the time to eat and notice when they are hungry and when they are full.

They should cook more often — and teach kids to cook — as opposed to eating processed foods high in sodium and sugar, and they should eat with others, sharing food traditions across generations and cultures.

The new food guide will be available online Tuesday, including a two-page “snapshot,” of the guidelines. Health Canada is also working on a “Healthy Eating Pattern for Health Professionals and Policy Makers” to be released later this year, which will contain more specific and precise recommendations for use in developing menus for schools, seniors’ residences and hospitals, for example.

Health Canada’s 5 keys to a healthy diet

  • Eat vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein regularly.
  • Among protein foods, eat plant-based options — like beans, nuts, and tofu — more often.
  • Choose foods high in unsaturated fat, like avocados and peanut butter, over saturated fats, like meat and cheese.
  • Choose water over pop, fruit juice, alcohol or flavoured milk.
  • Choose home-cooked over processed foods.

All production line of Yung Soon Lih

you can click below word and learn more information about our production line.

Firm and Silken Tofu Production Line

Soft Tofu Production Line

Long Life Soy Milk Production Line

Fresh Soy Milk Production Line

Douhua Production Line

Bean Sprouts Germination Production Line

Alfalfa Sprouting Germination Production Line

The news was quoted January 22, 2019, from Montreal Gazette:
https://montrealgazette.com/news/new-canadas-food-guide-not-about-portion-but-about-proportion

Video

Health Canada eliminates portion sizes from food guide…



People choose cheaper over healthier when it comes to food



The future of protein: Meat vs meatless | Vancouver Sun



Files Download

Gallerys
Related Products
  • Start a business with Easy Tofu Machine - Compact Tofu Processor
    Start a business with Easy Tofu Machine

    The Easy Tofu Maker is convenient in production process as it adopts a semi-automatic operating system, which can adjust parameters and set different modules according to product characteristics. It has an intelligent and simple operating process that can be used by one person, to save labor costs, diversify product items, and user-friendly PLC control interface thus to smoothen the operation process. It not only makes the production process faster, but also simplifies the process. The soybeans grinding and separating processes are completed at one time. The constant pressure water tank has automatic water supply which is more effectively and stably control the concentration of soy milk. After grinding and separating processes, the Easy Tofu Maker will cook the soybean milk. As the high concentration soy milk is more difficult to clean than the low-concentration soy milk, this machine is designed to shorten the production pipeline to reduce soy milk residue in the pipeline, thus it can reduce cleaning process and improve production efficiency. In addition, the Easy Tofu Maker can set two-stage cooking method, which uses large volume of steam to quickly cook and then cooks with small volume of steam to make the soy milk mellower, and it also combines the stirring process in its tofu production process. The pumping and adding of coagulant are controlled by software by setting timer, this machine also has quantitative filling and automatic stirring functions. Some relevant parameters such as mixing and stirring can be set according to the different characteristics of each product. The features of this machine such as automatic mixing of the coagulant and circulation the pipeline can avoid the precipitation problem. The tofu mold is automatically moved up and down after the automatic filling into molding device. It also speed up the filling of bean curd to save labor cost and mix the bean curd evenly. The two-stage pressure can be set from tofu pressing to forming process, the pressure can be switched automatically. The manufacturing process of Yung Soon Lih Food Machine Co., Ltd complies with CE international certification, including Regular Tofu (Firm Tofu), Silken Tofu (Soft Tofu), Dried Tofu, Soy Milk, Tofu Pudding, and etc. The Easy Tofu Maker has various functions such as grinding and separating machine, soymilk cooking machine, coagulating and curd breaking machine, and a tofu pressing machine. The most competitive advantages of this Easy Tofu Maker are small size, low budget, easy to operate and time-saving in cleaning process, thus it is very popular among the buyers.


    Inquiry Now
  • Soybean Soaking & Washing Machine - Automatic Soybean Soaking & Washing Machine
    Soybean Soaking & Washing Machine

    Our Soybean Soaking & Washing Machine are using compressed air injected into the water to roll the beans, make twig, bad Soybean and other impurities float on the water, then discharging with overflow to get the pure soybean. After we clean the Soybeans, we do soaking procedure in the same tank to save the time and labor cost. This machine can instead of manual way and prevent the risk from manual cleaning, to ensure the quality of pure soybean, to make good quality of soy milk and Tofu.


    Inquiry Now
  • Twin Grinding & Okara Separating & Cooking Machine - Automatic Soybean Twin Grinding And Okara Separating And Cooking Machine
    Twin Grinding & Okara Separating & Cooking Machine

    General grinding machine only grinding one time, then separate okara and throw away. But there have a lot of nutrients in soybean okara, like protein and isoflavones etc. So we design twin grinding device in our machine. It could increase 10% of production capacity at same material quantity and soy milk concentration. At the same time, discharge the bean okara is lower water content, also easier recycle and transfer.


    Inquiry Now
  • Tofu Pressing Machine - Automatic Tofu Pressing Machine
    Tofu Pressing Machine

    Our Tofu Pressing Machine are available to run with one operator only, you can easily estimate the output capacity, suitable for supermarket or for new business. Moreover, we supplied other type of Tofu Pressing Machine, which are including single presser, double presser or triple presser. Our Tofu Pressing Machine instead of traditional way to put some rocks on the top of Tofu mold to press for molding process, it is not only upgrade the processing efficiency, but also upgrade the hygiene and quality when we make Soybean relative products.


    Inquiry Now
  • Automatic Tofu Cutting Machine - Automatic Tofu Cutting Machine
    Automatic Tofu Cutting Machine

    The machine equipped with conveyors will auto transport tofu plates for cutting after the plates are removed from the molding tool and pushed into the tofu auto cutting machine. Tofu finished with cutting will be processed for cooling and packaging in boxes. The length and width of tofu after cutting can be adjusted by clients' needs.


    Inquiry Now
  • Auto. Tofu Cooling Conveyor Machine - Automatic Tofu Cooling Conveyor Machine
    Auto. Tofu Cooling Conveyor Machine

    Soaking soft tofu, plate tofu, dried tofu and vegetable in cold water helps to cool them down quick, kill germs and bacteria, improve product qualities and increase preservation time.


    Inquiry Now

Press Release