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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 Environment
December 31, 2017
This interactive database indicates which packaged foods and beverages meet the various nutrition standards and guidelines for childcare, schools, workplaces, and recreation settings in Ontario. Program providers can use this database to make decisions about which foods to offer in these settings.
Food Environment
December 1, 2017
This report summarizes research by the University of Toronto which aimed to evaluate policies and actions that federal, provincial and territorial governments are taking to create a healthier food environment in Canada. Prioritized recommendations for federal government actions emerged, and specific policy recommendations for each participating province and territory were made to improve the food environment and provide the infrastructure necessary to support implementing effective policy.
Chronic Disease Prevention
November 1, 2017
These nutrition standards created by the Region of Peel, outline the minimum nutrition criteria for food and beverages sold in settings other than schools. They are used in organizations with supportive food environments to make a healthy choice the easy choice, ultimately reducing chronic conditions and diseases.
Food Environment
April 5, 2017
This report describes the lessons learned (i.e, “Pathways to Policy”) from four CLASP projects that focused on creating healthier food environments and increasing healthy eating through the identification of 260 policy changes. The lessons learned from these projects and can inform food environment policy work in jurisdictions across Canada.
Physical Activity
December 1, 2016
This program manual supports the implementation of the I Love to Cook and Play, healthy eating and physical activity program, for children and youth and is based on all relevant dietary and physical activity guidance, standards and legislation applicable to Ontario.
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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