Interactive: Go global - the healthy way

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When you’re eating on the run, you can still enjoy the tastes of global cuisines while making smarter food choices. Here’s what to look for the next time you hit the food court or your favourite take-out place.

Global cuisines provide palate-pleasing variety and a range of healthy alternatives — if you know which foods and cooking methods to choose, and which are best enjoyed less often. Use this handy menu guide to make your selection. Remember that whatever you choose, you should eat only until you are full and save any leftovers for tomorrow.


  • Chatelaine, Healthy fast food choices by Shandley McMurray website
  • Dietitians of Canada, Make Wise Food Choices, Wherever you Go! Eating Out Smarts website
  • Health Canada, It’s Your Health: Trans Fat, website
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Tip Sheet: Eating Healthy with Ethnic Food website

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