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 […]
Growing resilience and equity: A food policy and action plan in the context of Covid-19
February 16, 2021
This policy brief is grounded in analysis and policy proposals from social movements advancing food-system transformation. Covid-19 is revealing and magnifying the structural inequalities in our food systems, the insufficiencies of our social protection programs, and the challenges with the dominant food supply chains. Food insecurity […]
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 […]
Nourishing Food Policy Database
July 21, 2020
A database by the World Cancer Research Fund that provides an overview of implemented government policy actions that promote healthy diets and reduce obesity around the world. Each letter in the word NOURISHING represents one of ten areas where governments need to take action.
Fantastic Fundraising for Schools
June 2, 2020
The Middlesex-London Health Unit created this resource to provide schools with a guide on how to take a healthy approach to fundraising. The resource provides numerous ideas on how schools can fundraise while maintaining their compliance with the School Food and Beverage Policy (P/PM150).
COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chains: How to respond?
April 3, 2020
Countries have shut down the economy to slow the spread of coronavirus. Supermarket shelves remain stocked for now, but a protracted pandemic crisis could quickly put a strain on the food supply chain. Countries must prioritize health, meet the needs of the most vulnerable people, and […]
Getting Good Food & Good Jobs in School Cafeterias
March 26, 2020
The government of Ontario introduced new nutrition standards for schools in 2011. The new standards have resulted in a reduction of sales and school cafeterias across the province have been struggling to survive. FoodShare’s Good Food Cafe (GFC) offers a potential solution to the challenge of […]
Advocating for Good Food & Good Jobs in School Cafeterias
March 25, 2020
This infographic from FoodShare provides a visual definition of what constitutes a “good job” in school food, as well as a scorecard that school staff can use to evaluate their own school.
Des stratégies d’enseignement efficaces pour améliorer les connaissances des enfants et des jeunes en matière d’alimentation et de nutrition
March 11, 2020
This French-language NC evidence brief provides an overview of effective approaches to increase food and nutrition knowledge in children, youth, and their parents and identifies implications for food literacy policy and practice. This evidence brief is part of a series on The State of Healthy Eating and […]
Health and Wellbeing Philosophy and Approach to Weight
March 5, 2020
Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) members have identified professional concerns across the province on the prevalence of weight stigmatization and its impact on health. It was recognized that there was a need for a coordinated approach to guide public health in supporting health promotion efforts, […]