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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.
Chronic Disease Prevention
June 22, 2020
A database by the World Cancer Research Fund that provides an overview of implemented government policy actions that promote healthy diets and reduce obesity around the world. Each letter in the word NOURISHING represents one of ten areas where governments need to take action.
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 […]
Food Systems & Local Food
October 1, 2019
This infographic from FoodShare provides a visual definition of what constitutes a “good job” in school food, as well as a scorecard that school staff can use to evaluate their own school.
Food Systems & Local Food
September 1, 2019
This report proposes an agenda of ten critical transitions that would enable food and land use systems to provide food security and healthy diets for a global population of over nine billion by 2050, while also tackling our core climate, biodiversity, health, and poverty challenges. The […]
Chronic Disease Prevention
June 27, 2019
Commissioned by Heart & Stroke, this study is the first in Canada to assess associations between consumption of ultra-processed foods in Canadian adults and several chronic diseases and conditions related to diet, namely: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
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 Literacy
May 30, 2019
This infographic summarizes the current situation in Ontario with respect to local food use and local food literacy in meal and snack programs targeting young children. It also highlights the challenges, barriers and opportunities to support more local food use and local food literacy in child care and student nutrition programs. This infographic is a summary of NRC/OPHA’s report: The Current State of Local Food Use and Food Literacy in Meal and Snack Programs Targeted to Young Children in Ontario.
Food Systems & Local Food
April 1, 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 Systems & Local Food
March 1, 2019
This toolkit was developed as part of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Operational Plan 2017-2018 and its Measuring and Mitigating Food Loss and Waste project. The goal of the project is to improve measurement of food loss and waste (FLW) across the North American supply chain […]
Food Systems & Local Food
January 1, 2019
This report presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Prepared through a participatory, country-driven process, the report draws on information from 91 country reports to provide a description of the roles and importance of biodiversity for food and agriculture, the drivers […]
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