While many experts have applauded the new Canada Food Guide, a national food policy with programs addressing food access by the poorest Canadians may do more to improve people's health.
A stack of fresh fruit at a Farm Boy supermarket in Ottawa. The new Canada's Food Guide recommends more fruits and vegetables, although many Canadians struggle to access nutritious foods. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The new Canada Food Guide is a step forward in getting Canadians to eat healthier, experts say, but the Liberal government’s upcoming national food policy could pack more punch in improving the country’s nutritional health.
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