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.
Food Policy for Canada
August 19, 2019
The first-ever Food Policy for Canada aims to help Canada build a healthier and more sustainable food system that also supports growth for farmers, producers, and food businesses in Canada.
Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium
April 8, 2019
In this consensus report, a National Academies committee reviews the current evidence and updates the DRIs for potassium and sodium that were established in 2005. The committee also applies recommendations from the Guiding Principles Report for establishing a new category of DRIs based on chronic disease, called the Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Intakes (CDRRs).
Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents
April 1, 2019
This policy statement outlines the scientific evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and provides policy recommendations to reduce consumption among children, adolescents, and their families.
Food Insecurity and Mental Health
March 28, 2019
This fact sheet outlines the bilateral relationship between food insecurity and mental health.
Change in total sugars consumption among Canadian children and adults
February 6, 2019
The objective of this analysis by Statistics Canada was to describe the Canadian population's dietary intakes of total sugars in 2015, and compare these results with estimates from 2004. Data are from the 2004 and 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition.
Canada’s Dietary Guidelines for Health Professionals and Policy Makers
February 5, 2019
This report sets out Health Canada’s guidelines and considerations on healthy eating for Canadians aged 2 years of age and older. Based on the best available scientific evidence, they promote healthy eating and overall nutritional well-being, and support improvements to the Canadian food environment.