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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 Marketing
May 1, 2017
This US-based fact sheet was created to provide an overview of food and beverage marketing, to explain what school districts are required to do under federal law, and to outline policy options for school districts that want to go beyond the minimum requirements to address unhealthy marketing in schools.
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.
Food Marketing
August 1, 2016
This guide outlines the basics in the marketing of healthy food and beverage choices in schools. Note all foods sold in Ontario schools must comply to nutrition standards under Ontario`s PPM 150 School Food and Beverage Policy.
Food Environment
January 1, 2016
This Alberta-based toolkit guides you through a step-by-step process to take action on healthy vending in your school, recreation centre, or workplace.
October 1, 2015
A high level resource to be used in advocacy for changing and improving the food environment in recreation spaces. It ouliness what needs to be in place beyond just having healthier food choices and works toward policy initiatives and implementation. Recommended to be used in conjunction with a consult from Public Health.
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