Article Date 14/03/2019

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Following Canada Food guide could save you money, but not for long

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The fruit-and-vegetable-heavy fare touted in the new federal food guide may be too expensive -- or perhaps just not enticing enough -- to easily form the basis of most Canadians' diets, a new report suggests.

Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph found over 52 per cent of consumers surveyed said they face barriers in adopting the guide's recommendations.

More than 26 per cent of people cited affordability, with others blaming taste preferences, lack of free time, dietary and cultural restrictions and a lack of availability in their area.

The survey generally found a lack of reliance on Canada's Food Guide for advice, though 74 per cent of respondents were aware of its 2019 upgrade.

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