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 […]
Menu Planning in Long Term Care
July 21, 2020
This menu planning guidance document Intended to assist Registered Dietitians, Nutrition Managers and menu planners to prepare a cycle menu to meet Long Term Care residents’ overall nutritional needs. It is intended primarily for facilities providing 24 -hour care to frail elderly with functional and/or cognitive […]
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.
Get Growing: A Guide to Gardening with Older Adults
February 19, 2020
The Get Growing Seniors Gardening Program provided opportunities for older adults to discover the outdoors and participate in physical activity through gardening across Peel. The program overcame barriers to gardening faced by older adults in underserved communities by delivering hands-on, high-quality activities. Designed for facilitators who […]
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.
Food and Nutrition in Long-Term Care Homes
December 5, 2019
This chapter from the 2019 Annual Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario deals with food and nutrition in long-term care homes. The report found that the Ministry of Long-Term care and the long-term care homes do not have sufficient procedures in place […]
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.
British Dietetic Association Policy Statement on Sustainable Diets
September 18, 2019
This position paper from the British Dietetic Association outlines the components of a sustainable diet and argues that dietitians should be proactive advocates for healthy, sustainable diets regardless of area of practice. Note: This position paper refers to the British government’s Eatwell Guide. Dietary guidance in Canada should be based on Canada’s Food Guide.