A proposal to increase taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in Canada
January 28, 2021
This position statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society highlights recent research on the correlation between increasing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages with decreased consumption in some jurisdictions. The excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been strongly associated with weight gain, chronic disease development, and dental caries. This […]
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.
Healthy Eating Curriculum Supports
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.
Comprehensive, Integrated Food and Nutrition Programs in Canadian Schools: A Healthy and Sustainable Approach
April 24, 2020
This report, by The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph outlines why Canada should have a national school food program. It describes research on the current food and nutrition programs and policies in Canadian schools, identifies gaps and opportunities, and provides a list of […]
Des stratégies d’enseignement efficaces pour améliorer les connaissances des enfants et des jeunes en matière d’alimentation et de nutrition
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 […]
Effective Education Strategies to Increase Food and Nutrition Knowledge in Children and Youth
October 17, 2019
This 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.
Paint Your Plate with Vegetables and Fruit – A Toolkit for Ontario Child Care Providers
April 18, 2019
The Paint Your Plate toolkit was developed by Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) for child care settings in Ontario to support the implementation of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. The goal of this toolkit is to make it easier for young children to enjoy vegetables and fruit every day and complements ODPH’S Menu Planning & Supportive Nutrition Environments in Child Care Settings Practical Guide.
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Benchmarks for Nutrition in Child Care
April 9, 2019
This position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides recommended benchmarks for early care and education programs to meet children’s nutrition needs and promote children’s optimal growth in safe and healthy environments. (Please note that this is an American resource. In Canada, nutrition standards should be based on Canada’s Food Guide.)
Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents
April 1, 2019
This policy statement outlines the scientific evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and provides policy recommendations to reduce consumption among children, adolescents, and their families.
Taking Action on the Social Determinants of Health to Promote Health Equity
November 28, 2018
This toolkit was developed by the Ontario Public Health Association to support capacity for action on the social determinants of health at the local level in Ontario.