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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.

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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.

Food Systems & Local Food
March 27, 2020
Countries have shut down the economy to slow the spread of coronavirus. Supermarket shelves remain stocked for now, but a protracted pandemic crisis could quickly put a strain on the food supply chain. Countries must prioritize health, meet the needs of the most vulnerable people, and […]
Healthy Eating
March 1, 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 […]
Food Security & Access to Food
December 1, 2019
This is the tenth edition of Canada’s Food Price Report, published annually by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph.  The report discusses the factors that are likely to impact food prices in 2020 and provides a forecast regarding how much prices are expected to change […]
Food Systems & Local Food
June 1, 2019
The first-ever Food Policy for Canada aims to help Canada build a healthier and more sustainable food system that also supports growth for farmers, producers, and food businesses in Canada.
Food Environment
January 10, 2019
This infographic uses data from the 2016 General Social Survey on Canadians at Work and Home to provide an overview of Canadians' habits when eating out and purchasing takeout food.
Healthy Eating
January 1, 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.
Food Systems & Local Food
December 6, 2018
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.
Food Security & Access to Food
December 1, 2018
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.
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