Policy Briefing Note Summary: Bill 216 – Food Literacy for Students Act, 2020
June 30, 2021
With support from 35 Canadian organizations, this policy briefing note: Examines the concept of food literacy comprehensively by defining the concept and developing a food literacy framework; Outlines key recommendations, considerations, and opportunities for roll-out; Examines desired food literacy competencies; Identifies food literacy links and gaps […]
Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in B.C.’s Public Institutions
June 29, 2021
This report summarizes the findings of a qualitative study of the barriers and facilitators to serving traditional foods and Indigenous recipes in public institutions in British Columbia (B.C.), with a focus on health care and postsecondary institutions.
What is food fraud?
June 21, 2021
This infographic by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph describes what food fraud is, and presents a novel intervention framework to Deter, Identify and Prosecute (DIP) food fraud. Information for this infographic was taken from Spotlight on Food Fraud in Canada.
Food Fraud in Canada – Understanding the Risks and Exploring Opportunities for Leadership
June 21, 2021
This report by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph describes the characteristics and scope of food fraud, and how food fraud is currently addressed through science, regulations, and penalties. It also reviews the impacts of food fraud on different groups, challenges and barriers […]
The Environmental Impacts of Sustainable Dietary Patterns
June 18, 2021
This evidence brief produced by PHO reviews the sustainability of different types of diets and their impact on nutritional and environmental outcomes.
Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit
May 23, 2021
This toolkit by Feeding America outlines how to build cultural competence at the organizational, partner and individual level. The guide also focuses on the purpose and benefits of food bank nutrition policies that lead to a more nutritious food supply for communities experiencing food insecurity. Please […]
Eating in Ontario: What Do We Know? Comparing intake of key nutrients, vegetables and fruit in Ontario with Canadian intake and dietary recommendations
April 12, 2021
Using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (2015 – Nutrition), this report paints a concerning portrait of Ontarians in all age categories falling short of their nutrient requirements, increasing their risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. This report is part […]
Plate Visual- Working with First Nations Saskatchewan
March 24, 2021
Registered dietitians and First Nations Working Group in Saskatchewan have collaborated to produce a toolkit to provide recipes and plate visuals that are representative of traditional foods. Recipes included within the booklet demonstrate how traditional foods can be included in the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide Plate.
Gifts From Our Relations- Indigenous Original Foods Guide
March 24, 2021
The National Indigenous Diabetes Association produced a resource booklet honouring 18 commonly consumed traditional foods (plants/animals) that are Indigenous to Turtle Island. This guide provides insight into original food consumption as a means of reducing the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in First Nations, […]
Equitable Sugary Drink Tax Policy Recommendations
March 6, 2021
Healthy Food America and The Praxis Project, convened the Sugary Drink Tax Equity Workgroup in 2020 to develop recommendations on how to design an equitable sugar-sweetened beverage tax policy, outlined in the infographic. For more details about these recommendations, please see the full report.