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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 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
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.
Food Environment
April 21, 2017
Part of the Food-EPI Canada 2017 research, a panel of experts gathered from across Canada to comprehensively assess Canadian food environment policies compared to international benchmarks of current best practices. This evidence document in one of a series for the Canadian provinces, territories and for federal level evidence to support the experts’ assessment of current food environment policy actions and infrastructure supports.
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.
Food Environment
October 1, 2016
This report provides an overview of the rationale, method, limitations and results of a survey to better understand the purchasing behaviours and opinions of Grey Bruce Public Health Region recreation space users and identify barriers and opportunities to increasing the availability of healthy choices.
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