The Health At Every Size® Approach
February 16, 2021
The Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach is a continuously evolving alternative to the weight-centered approach to treating clients and patients of all sizes. It is also a movement working to promote size-acceptance, to end weight discrimination, and to lessen the cultural obsession with weight loss […]
Growing resilience and equity: A food policy and action plan in the context of Covid-19
February 16, 2021
This policy brief is grounded in analysis and policy proposals from social movements advancing food-system transformation. Covid-19 is revealing and magnifying the structural inequalities in our food systems, the insufficiencies of our social protection programs, and the challenges with the dominant food supply chains. Food insecurity […]
Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet
February 1, 2021
This action framework provides an overview of how to develop (or strengthen), implement, assess compliance with, and evaluate, the effectiveness of a healthy public food procurement and service policy. This framework aims to increase the availability of healthy food through setting nutrition criteria for food served […]
Nourishing Food Policy Database
July 21, 2020
A database by the World Cancer Research Fund that provides an overview of implemented government policy actions that promote healthy diets and reduce obesity around the world. Each letter in the word NOURISHING represents one of ten areas where governments need to take action.
Health and Wellbeing Philosophy and Approach to Weight
March 5, 2020
Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) members have identified professional concerns across the province on the prevalence of weight stigmatization and its impact on health. It was recognized that there was a need for a coordinated approach to guide public health in supporting health promotion efforts, […]
Addressing Weight Bias: A Call to Action
March 5, 2020
Weight bias refers to the negative attitudes, beliefs, assumptions and judgments towards individuals based on their weight, shape, appearance, or Body Mass Index (BMI). This position statement was developed for use by public health professionals or community organizations working to reduce weight bias.
Twenty Years of Diabetes Surveillance Using the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System
December 18, 2019
This infographic from the Public Health Agency of Canada gives an overview of what diabetes is, how prevalent it is in Canada, and how it’s been tracked over time.
Effective Approaches to Increase Food Skills in Children, Youth, and their Parents
October 17, 2019
This evidence brief provides an overview of effective approaches to increase food skills in children, youth, and their parents and identifies implications for food literacy policy and practice.
Food Literacy Programming in Ontario: A Focus on Programs Offered to Children, Youth, Parents and Caregivers
September 27, 2019
This report presents the results of a scan of food literacy programs offered by public health units, community health centres, family health teams, community organizations and non-profits in Ontario, with a focus on programs targeting children, youth, parents, or caregivers.
How Ultra-processed Foods affect Health in Canada
September 25, 2019
Commissioned by Heart & Stroke, this study is the first in Canada to assess associations between consumption of ultra-processed foods in Canadian adults and several chronic diseases and conditions related to diet, namely: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.