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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.
Childhood Nutrition
June 2, 2020
The Grey Bruce Public Health Unit developed this toolkit to provide resources for educators teaching the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. The toolkit provides grade specific support (kindergarten through grade 12), and includes resources in both English and French.
Food Environment
June 2, 2020
The Middlesex-London Health Unit created this resource to provide schools with a guide on how to take a healthy approach to fundraising. The resource provides numerous ideas on how schools can fundraise while maintaining their compliance with the School Food and Beverage Policy (P/PM150).
Food Literacy
March 11, 2020
This French-language NC evidence brief provides an overview of effective approaches to increase food and nutrition knowledge in children, youth, and their parents and identifies implications for food literacy policy and practice. This evidence brief is part of a series on The State of Healthy Eating and […]
Food Literacy
November 14, 2019
This report provides an overview and analysis of provincial and federal policies that have implications for food literacy among children and youth in Ontario. It describes implications for policy and practice and recommendations for how to better support food literacy in Ontario through policy. This report […]
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 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.
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