Struggling to eat: Food insecurity and use of mental health services
August 27, 2018
This evidence summary outlines research which sought to investigate a connection between an Ontario adult’s level of food insecurity and use of publically-funded healthcare services for Ontario.
Why Canadians need a front-of-package nutrition symbol
March 5, 2018
This infographic describes why front-of-package (FOP) labelling can help Canadians make healthier and more informed food choices, particularly on sugars, sodium and saturated fat.
Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 – Application of the Act in Cafeteria-Style Food Service Premises
November 29, 2017
This fact sheet is intended to help food service premises owners and operators, public health stakeholders, and the general public understand, implement and enforce Ontario’s menu labelling legislation as it may apply to cafeteria-style food service premises.
Child Care Healthy Eating and Active Living Guidelines
February 21, 2017
These guidelines help ensure consistent standards of practice in child care settings. Healthy Eating guidelines promote healthy eating by providing a wide range of nutritious and safe foods in a positive and supportive environment. Active Living Guidelines aim to enable child care educators to promote, role model, and engage children in daily physical activity and provide opportunities for children to develop physical literacy skills.These guidelines are also available in French.
Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit
November 20, 2016
This US-based toolkit contains standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. Includes a general guide to community assessment and materials for examining six basic components related to community food security.
How Can Governments Support Healthy Food Preferences?
August 27, 2016
This US-based infographic highlights ways that governments and other players in the food system can support healthy food preferences, and shows the interconnectedness of the food environment.
A Framework for Implementing the Set of Recommendations on the Marketing of Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children
August 25, 2016
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.
Food and Nutrition in Nova Scotia Schools – An Environmental Scan of Key School Informants
July 27, 2016
A report that describes the current Nova Scotia schools’ food and nutrition environmental scan prepared for the Healthy Foods in Nova Scotia Schools Steering Committee.
Healthier Choices in Vending Machines in BC Public Buildings
February 25, 2016
The Policy outlined in this document supports government's priority to help British Columbians make healthy choices where they live, learn, work and play.
Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools
June 23, 2015
A toolkit used to support the implementation of “The Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sale in BC Schools” (the Guidelines) across the school setting. In Ontario, schools must comply with PPM 150: school food and beverage policy