Canada's Food Guide in Action

This short video features four easy, student-friendly meals that show how Canada’s Food Guide can be applied to school meals and snacks.

Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) is made up of many different components. One such component, and the most commonly seen element is the CFG Plate, that shows various foods on a plate separated into three categories of foods. While this plate may feature familiar foods, it doesn’t look anything like the way that we eat.

The Canada’s Food Guide in Action video applies the concepts of the CFG Plate to make everyday meals. The video breaks down the complex guide to show how vegetables and fruits, protein foods, and whole grain foods can be combined to create simple meals.

The video asks, “What foods do you like to eat together? Consider pausing the video and facilitating a class discussion. These questions can help guide the conversation:

  • Have you ever eaten these foods together?
  • If so, did you enjoy it?
  • Are there other foods you would like to eat with this meal?
  • Are there any foods you would remove from this meal to make it more enjoyable?
  • Is there a particular time of day you would like to eat this meal?
  • What other foods do you like to eat together at that time of day?


If there are any favourites in the series of four videos that you would like to focus on, you can also watch them individually:

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