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 […]
Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit
May 23, 2021
This toolkit by Feeding America outlines how to build cultural competence at the organizational, partner and individual level. The guide also focuses on the purpose and benefits of food bank nutrition policies that lead to a more nutritious food supply for communities experiencing food insecurity. Please […]
Healthy Eating Research Nutrition Guidelines for the Charitable Food System
March 3, 2020
In 2019, Healthy Eating Research (a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) convened a panel of experts in the charitable food system, nutrition, and food policy fields to create clear, specific recommendations for evidence-based nutrition guidelines tailored to the unique needs and capacity of the […]
Buying Healthy Food through a Group Purchasing Organization
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.
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.