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Food and Nutrition

Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods

Published by Health Canada, the Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods (NVSCF) booklet provides Canadians with a resource that lists 19 nutrients for 1000 of the most commonly consumed foods in Canada.

The booklet has been available for many years with numerous updates and is a tremendous tool for dietitians and other health professionals in their work to help Canadians improve their health. However, it is important to note that while this booklet presents nutrient content information, it does not represent a resource intended to advise Canadians on what is a healthy diet. For information on a healthy eating pattern Canadians should refer to Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide.