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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 with any feedback.

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 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
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.
Food Environment
January 1, 2016
This US-based toolkit is intended for anyone that holds meetings and conferences, with four guidance topic areas including: nutrition, physical activity, tobacco-free and sustainability.
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.
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks
January 1, 2013
This US-Based guide outlines a potential path to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption and improve health; with 10 strategies for communities and states to consider, organized in a sequence that have been seen in many places.