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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.

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 Environment
December 11, 2018
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.
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.
Food Literacy
August 14, 2018
The purpose of this report is to share the evaluation of the food literacy programs offered by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) throughout 2017 and provide recommendations for food literacy interventions in 2018.
Chronic Disease Prevention
January 1, 2018
This new and updated US-based guide identifies best practices and potential pitfalls in designing and implementing sugary drink taxes and is intended for use by local officials and advocates interested in pursuing sugary drink taxes.
Chronic Disease Prevention
September 1, 2017
This High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition report focuses on nutrition and food systems, analyzing how food systems influence people’s dietary patterns and nutritional status. The report calls for transformations in policies and programs that shape food systems with goals to improve the physical and economic access to healthy and sustainable diets; and strengthen consumers’ information and education to enable healthier food choices.
Food Security & Access to Food
March 1, 2017
This fact sheet summarizes findings from a study using Canadian Community Health Survey data on food insecurity and its relationship with food skills and practices of adults.
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