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Food and Nutrition

Do I need a vitamin or mineral supplement?

Most healthy people can get the vitamins and minerals they require from the food and beverages they eat as long as they follow a healthy diet as recommended in Canada’s Food Guide.

In addition to eating a healthy diet, there are certain groups of people who need, a vitamin or mineral supplement:

If you choose not to eat according to Canada's Food Guide, then you should consult with your doctor or Registered Dietitian to discuss your individual nutrition needs.

Learn more about vitamins and mineral supplements at Dietitians of Canada.




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