Centering Equity in Sugary Drink Tax Policy: Elements of Equitable Tax Policy Design
March 6, 2021
The Tax Equity Workgroup, a collaboration between Healthy Food America and The Praxis Project, developed recommendations on how to design an equitable tax policy. The Workgroup sought to highlight tax policy elements that are critical to ensuring that sugary drink taxes intentionally benefit the populations most […]
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 […]
Nutrition Activities in Any Classroom: For Junior and Senior High
February 15, 2021
This guide contains interactive nutrition education lessons for junior and senior high school students. Educators are provided with instructions, worksheets, and materials for multiple activity stations.
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 […]
A proposal to increase taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in Canada
January 28, 2021
This position statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society highlights recent research on the correlation between increasing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages with decreased consumption in some jurisdictions. The excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been strongly associated with weight gain, chronic disease development, and dental caries. This […]
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 […]
The EAT-Lancet Commission Summary Report
May 5, 2019
This report is an adapted summary of the Commission Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems. It sets out global scientific targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production.
Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age
April 30, 2019
These guidelines provide recommendations on the amount of time in a 24-hour day that young children under 5 years of age, should spend being physically active or sleeping for their health and well being, and the maximum recommended time these children should spend on screen-based sedentary activities or time restrained.
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Benchmarks for Nutrition in Child Care
April 9, 2019
This position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides recommended benchmarks for early care and education programs to meet children’s nutrition needs and promote children’s optimal growth in safe and healthy environments. (Please note that this is an American resource. In Canada, nutrition standards should be based on Canada’s Food Guide.)
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.