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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
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 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
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.
Health Equity
April 1, 2018
Using indicators and evidence from the literature, the Prevention System Quality Index (PSQI): Health Equity report monitors and recommends system-level policies and programs that can reduce cancer risk factors and exposures in Ontario. It highlights opportunities to reduce tobacco use, alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity in groups with health inequities.
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