The Sensitivity of Food Bank Visits to Social Assistance, Housing and Labour Market Conditions in Toronto
August 3, 2022
This study examines the relationship between increase in food bank visits and trends in rent, social assistance incomes, minimum wages and rates of employment in Toronto. Authors conclude that monitoring changes in food bank visits could be an effective way of gauging the adequacy of public […]
Basic carbohydrate counting for diabetes management
October 28, 2021
This document reflects the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines and describes how to count carbohydrates to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.
Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste: A Practical Guide 2.0
October 14, 2021
This practical guide provides a step-by-step plan for how companies and governments can begin the process of measuring food loss and waste. This guide was developed in partnership with government representatives, business experts and others in Canada, Mexico and the United States as part of work […]
Pollen Allergy & Foods
October 14, 2021
Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) – now usually called Pollen Food Syndrome (PFS) – is considered a type of food allergy. This chart provides examples of some of the fruits, vegetables and nuts that are similar to certain pollens, and which may cause allergic symptoms like itchiness […]
Food Skills Programming Environmental Scan
April 30, 2021
This report by Nutrition Connections (previously the Nutrition Resource Centre) summarizes an environmental scan of food skills programs being implemented by Ontario public health units (PHUs), community health centres (CHCs), and key community-based organizations operating within Ontario were identified. The purpose of this resource is to […]
Food Skills Programming for Newcomers to Ontario – Background and Key Informant Interviews Summary
April 30, 2021
This report by Nutrition Connections (previously the Nutrition Resource Centre) provides background about newcomers in Ontario and features information gathered from facilitators of food skills programs targeted to newcomers. This report is produced as part of a series on the topic of food literacy in order […]
Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste
December 19, 2019
This toolkit was developed as part of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Operational Plan 2017-2018 and its Measuring and Mitigating Food Loss and Waste project. The goal of the project is to improve measurement of food loss and waste (FLW) across the North American supply chain […]
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.