Healthy eating is all about balance. It's not what you eat at one meal or in one day that counts. It's your total diet and overall eating pattern that makes the difference. Following a balanced, healthy diet means making food choices based on Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating.

Pasta serves as one of the building blocks of a healthy diet. It is a good source of complex carbohydrates, and a moderate source of protein, containing essential vitamins and minerals. It is low in sodium, fat and sugar and contains no cholesterol.

Health Canada's most popular publication, the Guide recommends 5-12 daily servings of grain products (including pasta). suggests consulting directly the Food Guide to learn more about fitting pasta into your daily diet