- Published: Thursday, 01 August 2019 10:32
- Written by Letter to the Editor
Recent events in the news have raised the issue of re-doing Canada’s Food Guide. There is no need. The Food Guide is based on science and there was plenty of opportunity for all Canadians to take part in the open consultations. The evidence review for the new Food Guide began in 2013 and the consultation process began in 2016. Health Canada received almost 25,000 responses during this process. Evaluating the evidence, in an open and transparent process based on scientific merit, was a huge step forward in creating a guide that serves the health of the people, not select sectors.
This whole discussion is a distraction from the real issues affecting Canadians.