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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.

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.
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.
Food Environment
October 1, 2017
This primer discusses food deserts and food swamps and highlights some opportunities for action and collaboration between governments, public health, and business operators.
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.
Healthy Eating
June 10, 2017
This report presents the findings of the second open consultation for Canada’s Food Guide. It is a synthesis of the feedback received from over 6,000 unique contributors through online discussion forums and questionnaires collected on behalf of Health Canada. The objective of the Phase 2 consultation was to get feedback on proposed Guiding Principles and Recommendations.
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