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 […]
Feeding Infants and Children from Birth to 24 Months – Summarizing Existing Guidance (2020)
July 21, 2020
This consensus study report collects, compares, and summarizes existing recommendations on what and how to feed infants and young children from birth to 24 months of age. This report makes recommendations to stakeholders on strategies for communicating and disseminating feeding recommendations.
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.
Des stratégies d’enseignement efficaces pour améliorer les connaissances des enfants et des jeunes en matière d’alimentation et de nutrition
March 11, 2020
This French-language NC evidence brief provides an overview of effective approaches to increase food and nutrition knowledge in children, youth, and their parents and identifies implications for food literacy policy and practice. This evidence brief is part of a series on The State of Healthy Eating and […]
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.
Policies that Influence Food Literacy among Children and Youth in Ontario
November 12, 2019
This report provides an overview and analysis of provincial and federal policies that have implications for food literacy among children and youth in Ontario. It describes implications for policy and practice and recommendations for how to better support food literacy in Ontario through policy. This report […]
Effective Education Strategies to Increase Food and Nutrition Knowledge in Children and Youth
October 17, 2019
This evidence brief provides an overview of effective approaches to increase food and nutrition knowledge 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.
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.