Canada’s Food Guide Activities

Updated: Jul 18






Canada’s Food Guide Activities

A. Check the meaning of the following words:

- Recommended: __________________________________________________________

- Servings: ________________________________________________________________

- Vitamins: ________________________________________________________________

- Minerals: ________________________________________________________________

- Nutrients: _______________________________________________________________

- Obesity: ________________________________________________________________

- Contribute: ______________________________________________________________

- Overall: _________________________________________________________________

- Vitality: _________________________________________________________________

- Alternatives: _____________________________________________________________

B. Complete the following questions:

1. Give four examples of:


a. Vegetables and fruits: ___________________________

b. Grain products: _________________________________

c. Milk and alternatives: ________________________________

d. Meat and alternatives: _______________________________

2. How many servings of vegetables and fruits does a 20 year old female need per day? _________________________

3. How many servings of grain products does a 65 year old male need every day? ________________________

4. How many servings of milk does a 2 year old, 6 year old and a 10 year old child need? ______________________

5. How many servings of meat do a 15 year old boy and girl need per day? ______


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C. True or false. Correct the false statements:

1. Fresh fruit juice belongs to the milk and alternatives food group.

2. Tortilla is considered one of the grain products group.

3. Bulgur or quinoa belong to the meat and alternatives food group.

4. Cooked legumes belong to the grain products group.

5. A 20 year old man can eat more than 8 servings of grain products every day.

6. A 5 year old child doesn’t need more than 2 servings of milk a day.

7. A 25 year old female can take up to 5 servings of meat and alternatives a day.

8. A 2 year old child can have 3 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

9. If you follow Canada’s Food Guide you will reduce your risk of obesity.

10. You don’t have to follow Canada’s Food Guide because it doesn’t contribute to your overall health.


D. Calculate the amount of servings in each meal:

1. A bagel, 50 g cheese, 1 cup grapefruit juice.

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2. 2 fried eggs, a whole pita and a cup of milk.

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3. 1 cup of rice, I cup of cooked green peas, 1 cup of salad and a cup of fresh orange juice.

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4. 250 ml tuna, 2 slices of bread, 1 green pepper, one tomato and one apple.

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5. 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup of fresh strawberries.

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6. 1 cup cold cereal, 1 cup of coffee with cream and sugar, a banana.

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7. A slice of red meat, 1 cup of brown rice, 1 cup salad and a muffin.

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8. 1 ½ cup legume, ½ cup fresh vegetables, ½ cup berries, 1 cup kefir.

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9. 1 cup couscous, ½ cup lean ground beef, 1 cup canned vegetables, 1 cup frozen fruits.

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10. 1 tortilla, 2 boiled eggs, 150 gm tofu, 1 cup shelled nuts.

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