Eat Right

The healthy food choices you make can have a significant impact on your overall health, attitude, and performance. It can be a benefit or a detriment to your health. Eating the right food is like giving the body high-octane fuel — however, not all bodies require the same kind or amount of fuel. Take motorized vehicles for example: Lawnmowers, cars, and semi-trucks all need fuel — but, their specific engine requirements determine the kind of fuel they need and their tank sizes determine the amount that can be held. For people, our age and activity levels determine the kinds and amounts of food we need.

A sample personalized food guide from Health Canada for a female between 14-18 years old.

Making healthy food choices is about choosing a balanced diet that is best for your age group and activity level. Healthy food choices do not included crash or starvation diets. These can be dangerous to your health — and can destroy your energy levels during game time.

Health Canada is committed to improving the lives of all of Canada’s people and to making this country’s population among the healthiest in the world as measured by longevity, lifestyle and effective use of the public health care system.”

Health Canada offers a free PDF food guide, a virtual tour of the food guide if you’d rather check it out online, and you’ll even get the tools to create a personalized food guide to remind you of healthy lifestyle habits.  Eat right, be active, and be the best you you can be!