Safer and healthier foods
Public health professionals have been working for 100 years to ensure Canadians have access to safer and healthier foods. Safer food, water and milk were one of the earliest goals. Understanding the links between nutrition and health has increased dramatically over the past 100 years. Today, we continue to strive for healthy, affordable food for everyone in Canada.
- Feature: Fighting the Good Fight! Trans Fats in Prepared Foods
- Feature: The Story of Milk, Captures history of public health, different aspects of safe and healthy foods
- Milestones -- Safer and Healthier Foods
Many of the diseases that were thought to be contagious 100 years ago are now known to be caused by malnutrition. It wasn't until 1916 that scientists discovered vitamins in food.
Canada's Food Guide
Helping Canadians make wise food choices
Take a look at the label
Vitamins and minerals
The history and science of food fortification
Think outside the (lunch) box!
Helping your child eat well at school
Healthy food out of reach for some
Canada enjoys one of the safest food supply systems in the world but 100 years ago, public health was threatened by contaminated food, water and milk causing typhoid fever, tuberculosis, botulism, and other foodborne illnesses.
Who is responsible for food safety in Canada?
Food monitoring and inspection
Food safety in the home
Safe handling practices (clean, chill, separate, cook)
What causes food poisoning?