Nutrition Connections (NC) is a centre for nutrition knowledge and collaboration. We have operated under the Ontario Public Health Association since 1999, and were founded as one of several health promotion resource centres funded by the Government of Ontario. Originally known as the Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC), our original mandate was to support the implementation of four Ontario-wide healthy eating and nutrition programs: Colour It Up, Community Food Advisor, Eat Smart!, and NutriSTEP.
In 2013, we assumed a new mandate to focus on strengthening the capacity of health intermediaries involved in healthy eating and nutrition across the health continuum. Among many other projects and initiatives, NRC was one of the healthy kids resource centres which supported the Healthy Kids Community Challenge from 2015 – 2018. This was a cross-government initiative to promote children’s health in Ontario through physical activity and healthy eating.
When government funding for the health promotion resource centres was discontinued, the NRC rebranded itself as Nutrition Connections in 2019. NC is a centre for nutrition services and resources, education, training, knowledge and collaboration. We help health professionals, businesses, government and community organizations, educators, researchers and others working in food and nutrition meet organizational needs, and learn, connect, and share information.
NC offers a variety of services to support your work. Here are some of the things we can help you with:
Education & Training
NCs is a leader in finding and analyzing evidence-based research and sharing it to build capacity in nutrition and health promotion. For example, we provide knowledge translation products like evidence reviews or digital resources; and conduct webinars and podcasts designed to highlight research findings and implications for practice. To learn more, go to Education & Training.
Advocacy & Policy Support (free service)
NC works with partners and stakeholders at the local, provincial and national level to advocate for food literacy, healthy eating guidelines and policies, and healthy food environments to support access to better nutrition for all. To learn more about what we’ve done, go to Advocacy & Policy Support.
Consultation Services (paid service)
We offer customized services to meet the unique needs of your team. By working with us, you can take advantage of our in-depth knowledge of evidence-based interventions and best practices, and gain access to our wide network of stakeholders. To learn more, go to Consultation Services.