The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): European Union
April 25, 2021
This report by Policy Evaluation Network outlines an assessment of European Union (EU)-level policies influencing food environments and priority actions to create healthy food environments in the EU.
Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in the Region of the Americas
March 24, 2021
This publication provides economic concepts related to the economic rationale for using sugar-sweetened beverage taxes and the costs associated with obesity; key considerations on tax design including tax types, bases, and rates; an overview of potential tax revenue and earmarking; and responses to frequent questions about […]
Equitable Sugary Drink Tax Policy Recommendations
March 6, 2021
Healthy Food America and The Praxis Project, convened the Sugary Drink Tax Equity Workgroup in 2020 to develop recommendations on how to design an equitable sugar-sweetened beverage tax policy, outlined in the infographic. For more details about these recommendations, please see the full report.
Centering Equity in Sugary Drink Tax Policy: Elements of Equitable Tax Policy Design
March 6, 2021
The Tax Equity Workgroup, a collaboration between Healthy Food America and The Praxis Project, developed recommendations on how to design an equitable tax policy. The Workgroup sought to highlight tax policy elements that are critical to ensuring that sugary drink taxes intentionally benefit the populations most […]
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 […]
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).
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.
Packaged Food Database
July 30, 2019
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.
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.
Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents
April 1, 2019
This policy statement outlines the scientific evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and provides policy recommendations to reduce consumption among children, adolescents, and their families.