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(1306) We are what we can afford to eat


We are what we eat.  The Canada Food Guide has been around pretty much forever and the latest iteration offers a chance to reflect.  It’s a well-meaning attempt to, well, make life better.  Over the years it has been adjusted to reflect medical findings about sugar and fat, portion sizes and such.  What we really need to get our heads around is that poverty interferes with good eating.
The new Canada Food Guide highlights the biggest obstacle to healthy eating—poverty.  Opinion: The nutritious diet recommended by Ottawa is out of reach for millions of Canadians. The next, obvious steps are decent living wages and fairer social benefits
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