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.
Get Growing: A Guide to Gardening with Older Adults
February 19, 2020
The Get Growing Seniors Gardening Program provided opportunities for older adults to discover the outdoors and participate in physical activity through gardening across Peel. The program overcame barriers to gardening faced by older adults in underserved communities by delivering hands-on, high-quality activities. Designed for facilitators who […]
The EAT-Lancet Commission Summary Report
May 5, 2019
This report is an adapted summary of the Commission Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems. It sets out global scientific targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production.
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.
Change in total sugars consumption among Canadian children and adults
February 6, 2019
The objective of this analysis by Statistics Canada was to describe the Canadian population's dietary intakes of total sugars in 2015, and compare these results with estimates from 2004. Data are from the 2004 and 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition.
Canada’s Dietary Guidelines for Health Professionals and Policy Makers
February 5, 2019
This report sets out Health Canada’s guidelines and considerations on healthy eating for Canadians aged 2 years of age and older. Based on the best available scientific evidence, they promote healthy eating and overall nutritional well-being, and support improvements to the Canadian food environment.
Setting the Table: Food Insecurity and Costs in Ontario’s North
January 16, 2019
This report looks at the issue of high food costs across Northern Ontario and the resulting food insecurity. It explores the causes of higher food prices in this region, as well as other underlying social concerns that contribute to food insecurity, and propose potential solutions to address this issue.
Position of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior: The Importance of Including Environmental Sustainability in Dietary Guidance
January 14, 2019
This US-based position paper discusses current environmental problems, the challenges faced in meeting future food need, as well as the recent science behind assessing the environmental impacts of foods and diets.
Time to Eat
January 14, 2019
This infographic illustrates the average time Canadians spent eating in a typical day in 2015 by region. It also answers the question "Who do Canadians eat with?" and defines "distracted eating."