Learn to make healthier food choices by using the Nutrition Facts table on prepackaged foods. Calories are found in the Nutrition Facts table.
Your body uses the energy from calories to do all of your daily activities - from walking to talking to sleeping. We need to eat food to replenish the calories that we use.
If you eat more calories than you need over time, you may gain weight. If you eat less calories than you need over time, you may lose weight. Canada's Food Guide can help you know more about how much food you need every day.
Calories are found in food and drinks that contain carbohydrates, protein and/or fat.
Did you know?
The amount of calories you need each day depends on your age, gender, body size, activity level and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Read more +/-
To figure out how many calories you need each day, check out the estimated energy requirements chart.