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The Navigator

The Navigator is a free online repository of evidence-informed resources and tools designed to help health professionals and community organizations find their way through the complex landscape of healthy eating and nutrition.

Here you can access resources that highlight best and promising practices in order to support policy and program development. You can also submit a resource for consideration.

New resources are added regularly: the best way to stay up to date about what’s new in the Navigator  is to subscribe to our newsletter.

We want you to let us know what works and how we can improve the Navigator. Please email Erin at ecolburn@opha.on.ca with any feedback.

Health Equity
October 1, 2019
Weight bias refers to the negative attitudes, beliefs, assumptions and judgments towards individuals based on their weight, shape, appearance, or Body Mass Index (BMI). This position statement was developed for use by public health professionals or community organizations working to reduce weight bias.
Chronic Disease Prevention
January 1, 2019
These guidelines recommend a comprehensive set of interventions (including dietary) for reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia based on current research evidence. Please note that the WHO guidelines on a healthy diet may differ in some respects from Canada’s Food Guide.
Health Equity
June 26, 2018
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, […]
Chronic Disease Prevention
June 1, 2018
Joint review and recommendations for using the World Health Organization's (WHO) updated growth charts produced by Dietitians of Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Community Health Nurses of Canada and supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Chronic Disease Prevention
April 25, 2018
This implementation guide is intended to introduce primary care organizations to Ontario’s Primary Care Diabetes Prevention Program and support effective and efficient implementation of the program by providing concrete examples, strategies considerations and testimonials – all from an Ontario. This Toolkit is also available in English.
Chronic Disease Prevention
April 24, 2018
This implementation guide is intended to introduce primary care organizations to Ontario’s Primary Care Diabetes Prevention Program and support effective and efficient implementation of the program by providing concrete examples, strategies considerations and testimonials – all from an Ontario context. This guide also available in French.
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks
January 1, 2017
This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place over the course of a 2-day workshop convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board. This workshop explored policies and programs at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels to limit sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in children ages 0 to 5.
Childhood Nutrition
September 1, 2016
Brightbites is an elementary and secondary school program that breaks nutrition down into simple, bite-size challenges - online badges - that can be earned by schools and school leaders.
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