Andrew Scheer's pledge to review new Food Guide challenged by health community - 2019-07-18

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F94.png Andrew Scheer's pledge to review new Food Guide challenged by health community July 18, 2019, Kristy Kirkup, Toronto Star

OTTAWA—Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer faced strong criticism from nutrition experts on Thursday after he pledged to review the new Canada Food Guide should the Tories win power this fall.

Scheer, who spoke at an annual meeting of the Dairy Farmers of Canada in Saskatoon on Wednesday, said the process to craft the new version of the document released in January was "flawed" and that the guide needs to reflect what "science tells us."

The overhauled document did away with traditional food groups and portion sizes and focused instead on broader guidelines, including eating more plant-based protein and drinking more water.

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