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Canadian men are eating less healthy every year

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation releases free Guy’s Guide To Eating Healthy
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Canadian men are eating less healthy every year

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation releases free Guy’s Guide To Eating Healthy

Vancouver, BC, Apr 11, 2023 – With Canadian men eating less fruits and vegetables every year, and grocery prices continuing to rise, the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) has launched A Guy’s Guide To Eating Healthy, an online resource to help men make simple, healthy changes to their diet, with cost-saving tips.

Men’s fruit and vegetable consumption, a key measure for healthy eating, has steadily declined since 2015. Only 18 percent of Canadian men eat at least five servings per day, while men aged 18-34 record the lowest levels at 14 percent. With grocery costs predicted to increase another 5 to 7 percent in 2023, healthy eating is harder than ever for Canadian men and their families.

“Men are two times more likely to have a heart attack and are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, and eating healthier is one of the simplest things men can do to reduce their risk,” says TC Carling, CMHF President & CEO. “A Guy’s Guide to Eating Healthy helps men take simple actions to be healthier now and long-term.” 

The dietitian-reviewed guide features recommendations on foods to eat more, foods to eat less, simple meal ideas, and tips to save at the grocery store. CMHF National Champion and renowned Canadian Chef, Ned Bell provides additional support, including a feature recipe in A Guy’s Guide to Eating Healthy.

“CMHF and its Don’t Change Much resources encourage men that small changes can have a big impact on their health, and for me it starts with food,” says Ned. “When I eat healthy, I feel healthy. Meals don’t have to be a chef’s creation–they can be simple, healthy and still be incredibly delicious.” 

CMHF is working with TELUS Health MyCare™ dietitians to help men access expert nutrition advice when they need it. Canadian men in eligible provinces can access a special discount on up to three virtual dietitian sessions from the comfort of their home.  

Learn more and download A Guy’s Guide to Eating Healthy now at

A Guy’s Guide To Eating Healthy is proudly sponsored by Windset Farms®, a leading North American supplier of sustainable, greenhouse grown produce committed to supporting the health of their communities. 

About Canadian Men’s Health Foundation:

The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) is a national, not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire men and their families to live healthier lives. The statistics around men’s health in Canada are alarming; 70% of men’s health problems can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyles. Learn more at and

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