Food Insecurity and Mental Health
March 28, 2019
This fact sheet outlines the bilateral relationship between food insecurity and mental health.
Forest Meets Farm Toolkit
March 11, 2019
This toolkit, consisting of a manual and two webinar recordings, provides lesson plans, recipes, and evaluation materials used in the Forest Meets Farm program. This program consisted of a series of four local food literacy workshops designed for four northern Ontario high schools.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future – A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050
January 4, 2019
This synthesis report summarizes the findings of the World Resources Report Creating a Sustainable Food Future. It proposes a five-course menu of options that could allow the world to achieve a sustainable food future by meeting growing demands for food, avoiding deforestation, and reforesting or restoring abandoned and unproductive land—and in ways that help stabilize the climate, promote economic development, and reduce poverty.
Risk Reduction of Cognitive Decline and Dementia: WHO Guidelines
January 1, 2019
These guidelines recommend a comprehensive set of interventions (including dietary) for reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia based on current research evidence. Please note that the WHO guidelines on a healthy diet may differ in some respects from Canada’s Food Guide.
Guide de mise en oeuvre de l’adaptation canadienne de l’outil The Newest Vital SignMC
December 12, 2018
Adapted by Heath Canada, The Newest Vital Sign (NVS) is a screening tool used to quickly and easily measure health literacy using a Nutrition Facts Table. This guide describes how to use the Canadian adaptation of the NVS and provides best practices for implementation.
Set of Recommendations on the Marketing of Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children
October 12, 2018
The purpose of this set of recommendations is to guide efforts by international Member States in designing new and/or strengthening existing policies on food marketing communications to children.
A Framework for Implementing the Set of Recommendations on the Marketing of Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children
October 10, 2018
This framework document has been developed in response to the mandate of resolution World Health Assembly 63.14 – to endorse a set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children - and is aimed at policy-makers wanting to apply the recommendations in their individual territories.
Canada’s Food Guide Consultation PHASE 1 – What We Heard Report
March 26, 2018
This report presents a summary of what Health Canada heard from Phase 1 of Canada’s Food Guide Consultation. Feedback was submitted by participants via an e-Workbook that was available and completed online between October 24, 2016 and December 8, 2016.
Canada’s Food Guide Consultation PHASE 2 – What We Heard Report
March 26, 2018
This report presents the findings of the second open consultation for Canada’s Food Guide. It is a synthesis of the feedback received from over 6,000 unique contributors through online discussion forums and questionnaires collected on behalf of Health Canada. The objective of the Phase 2 consultation was to get feedback on proposed Guiding Principles and Recommendations.
Food Literacy: A Framework for Healthy Eating
March 23, 2018
This infographic depicts the eleven interconnected attributes of food literacy, organized into the categories of food and nutrition knowledge, food skills, self-efficacy and confidence, food decisions, and other ecologic (external) factors.