What is the Canadian Climate Advantaged Diet (CCAD)?
Our research shows there may be health advantages to eating more crops grown and livestock products processed in Manitoba. Our rich soil, clean water and long days in the summer help crops grow and provide high quality feed for livestock. Adopting the elements of this diet can empower you to make healthier choices. Selecting foods grown on the prairies and in Western Canada also supports local agriculture.
canola, flax, sunflower, pulses(pinto beans), whole grains like oats, emerging crops (buckwheat and hemp, root crops (potatoes and carrots), Saskatoon berries, pork, turkey, beef, dairy products, eggs, bison and honey.
To become part of the Canadian Climate Advantaged Diet (CCAD), crops and livestock products must meet the following criteria:
Provide possible health enhancing effects, such as disease prevention Produced in a sustainable manner Contribute to the agri-food sector of Manitoba and Western Canada