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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.
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
January 1, 2019
This report offers a vision for a healthy food system for the 21st century and beyond, underpinned by circular economy principles. Focusing on the potential of cities to spark transformation, the report outlines three broad ambitions for a circular economy for food: sourcing food regeneratively, and locally where appropriate; making the most of food; and designing and marketing healthier food products.
Food Systems & Local Food
January 1, 2019
This report describes 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 outlines the challenges, barriers and opportunities to support more local food use and local food literacy in child care and student nutrition programs.
Food Literacy
January 1, 2019
The Get Growing Seniors Gardening Program provided opportunities for older adults to discover the outdoors and participate in physical activity through gardening across Peel. The program overcame barriers to gardening faced by older adults in underserved communities by delivering hands-on, high-quality activities. Designed for facilitators who […]
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 Systems & Local Food
October 1, 2018
This factsheet presents Canadian evidence that demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities in the following areas: public health, education and learning, environmental outcomes, community connectedness, and economic outcomes.
Food Literacy
April 1, 2018
This resource provides tips on how to keep safe and healthy while enjoying the benefits of a school garden.
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 Literacy
July 1, 2017
This infographic depicts the eleven interconnected attributes of food literacy, organized into the categories of food and nutrition knowledge, food skills, self-efficacy and confidence, food decisions, and other ecologic (external) factors.
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