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The Navigator

The Navigator is a free online repository of evidence-informed resources and tools designed to help health professionals and community organizations find their way through the complex landscape of healthy eating and nutrition.

Here you can access resources that highlight best and promising practices in order to support policy and program development. You can also submit a resource for consideration.

New resources are added regularly: the best way to stay up to date about what’s new in the Navigator  is to subscribe to our newsletter.

We want you to let us know what works and how we can improve the Navigator. Please email Erin at ecolburn@opha.on.ca with any feedback.

Food Systems & Local Food
August 19, 2019
The first-ever Food Policy for Canada aims to help Canada build a healthier and more sustainable food system that also supports growth for farmers, producers, and food businesses in Canada.
Food Environment
July 30, 2019
This document is a follow-up to the event “Exploring Opportunities in Group Food Purchasing” hosted by Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services and the Nutrition Resource Centre (now Nutrition Connections) on November 2, 2018.
Food Environment
December 31, 2017
This interactive database indicates which packaged foods and beverages meet the various nutrition standards and guidelines for childcare, schools, workplaces, and recreation settings in Ontario. Program providers can use this database to make decisions about which foods to offer in these settings.
Breastfeeding & Childhood Nutrition
July 12, 2019
The purpose of the Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines is to help to model the most healthful breakfast, morning meal, lunch and snack foods for children and youth participating in Ontario Student Nutrition Program. These guidelines are also available in French.
Food Marketing
July 12, 2019
This guide outlines the basics in the marketing of healthy food and beverage choices in schools. Note all foods sold in Ontario schools must comply to nutrition standards under Ontario`s PPM 150 School Food and Beverage Policy.
Healthy Eating
July 12, 2019
This activity guide provides practical information to launch the Great Big Crunch event, healthy eating information, school activities and links to edible education videos related to the event.
Healthy Eating
July 12, 2019
This toolkit supports a Big Crunch event and provides a registration form, practical information to implement the event, and curriculum related resources. Note: these resources are based on school curriculum relevant to Saskatchewan, whereas Ontario’s Health and Education curriculum may vary.
Healthy Eating
July 12, 2019
This toolkit, developed by Halton Food for Thought, includes an activity guide, themed books, and activities to implement the Great Big Crunch event in your school.
Healthy Eating
July 12, 2019
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.
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