As many of you know the newest version of the Canadian Food Guide was released earlier this week, in fact it was released on my Birthday! In many ways it was the perfect representation of what most gifts are; a moment of excitement at the sight of the wrapped present followed by confusion followed by the thought in my head “Does this person even know me at all?” (at least to me, I really despise gift giving culture for many reasons but I digress)
Before I go forward with my critique, I want to share the things I DO actually like about this food guide. I’m going to seem ungrateful because I’m going to blow past them really quickly as I’m sure you’ve read other blog posts by my amazing colleagues:
Ok, now that the ceremonial participation trophies are given out, let’s tear this thing to shreds.
So there it is; my brutally honest review and critique of the new Food Guide. Now I realize that this blog post comes across as overly critical and negative – good. I'm not saying that there isn't something positive, but the new Food Guide is admirable but mistaken in my honest opinion. Criticism without constructive ideas is just whining and I’m no whiner. Stay tuned for a follow up Blog Post on what I think they should have done and my full wish list for the next Food Guide, which will hopefully come sooner rather than later.
Ben Sit, RD, Sports Dietitian
Owner, Founder and President of Evolved Sport and Nutrition
Creator and Host of 'Highway to Health' on the Bell Network
Complete Lifestyle Management