Feeding Infants and Children from Birth to 24 Months – Summarizing Existing Guidance (2020)
July 21, 2020
This consensus study report collects, compares, and summarizes existing recommendations on what and how to feed infants and young children from birth to 24 months of age. This report makes recommendations to stakeholders on strategies for communicating and disseminating feeding recommendations.
A Framework for Implementing the Set of Recommendations on the Marketing of Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children
October 10, 2018
This framework document has been developed in response to the mandate of resolution World Health Assembly 63.14 – to endorse a set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children - and is aimed at policy-makers wanting to apply the recommendations in their individual territories.
Early Care and Education Policies and Programs to Support Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: Best Practices and Changes Over Time. Research Review: 2010-2016
February 2, 2018
This US-based research review provides an overview of changes to obesity-prevention policies and guidance that have occurred over the past 5 years and a review of the impact that these interventions have had in the early care and education setting on promoting a healthy diet, adequate physical activity, and reduced screen time. In Canada, please refer to Canada's Food Guide and to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for recommendations for the early years, children and youth.
Promoting Mental Health through Healthy Eating and Nutritional Care
August 31, 2017
Using an integrative literature synthesis, this comprehensive evidence-based document discusses intersections of nutrition with mental health, from promotion to nutrition care and therapeutic approaches.
Informal (Peer-to-Peer) Milk Sharing: The Use of Unpasteurized Donor Human Milk
August 31, 2017
Perinatal Services BC led a working group to develop this practice resource guide, to equip health care providers with the knowledge and tools needed to facilitate an informed discussion and decision-making process with regards to informal (human) milk sharing.
Breastfeeding Friendly Business – A Toolkit
April 21, 2017
This toolkit provides local businesses with increased knowledge about breastfeeding and the tools to better support breastfeeding mothers and their families.
Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach
April 5, 2017
The aim of this US-based report is to empower caregivers to address the nutritional status and well-being of infants and toddlers by offering them healthier food and beverage options in response to their hunger and satiety cues.
Timing of introduction of allergenic solids for infants at high risk
March 27, 2017
This communication provides information on the scientific evidence regarding the introduction of peanuts to infants and how the current dietetic practice recommendations agree and differ from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recommendations.
Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines (Birth to Six Years) for Health Professionals
February 16, 2017
The Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines (Birth to Six Years) for Health Professionals were developed by members of the Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group of ODPH. The document outlines evidence-based nutrition and feeding guidelines along with red flags for healthy, full-term infants and children up to 6 years of age.
Reclaiming the Family Table: Mealtimes and Child Health and Well-being
February 18, 2016
This social policy report provides a brief overview of current research suggesting that frequency of family mealtimes, family climate during shared mealtimes,environmental and policy influences on family food choice are related directly and indirectly with children’s health.