How nutrition effects mental well-being in school-aged children and youth
August 3, 2022
The evidence review was conducted by the Ontario Dietitians in Public Health to inform public health practice and to understand the effects of nutrition and nutrition strategies on mental well-being in school-aged children and youth.
Nudging Vegetables: Promising Research Results
February 2, 2022
This webinar explores how nudge-based approaches increase vegetable consumption among young adults in mass eating contexts. “Eat your vegetables” is a refrain many university students hear so often that they tune it out. But what if they were quietly nudged to choose better options while in […]
Food and nutrition highlights 2020: Helping you maintain and improve your health
October 14, 2021
The second annual Food and Nutrition Highlights 2020 Report provides an overview of the work Health Canada undertook in 2020 to support healthy eating, food safety and innovation, as well as how Health Canada contributed to the Government of Canada’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
7 Key Findings on The Benefits of Healthy School Meals for All
June 22, 2021
This infographic presents the 7 key findings from a systematic review that reveals how healthy school meals for all benefit students and schools.
Assessing the existing evidence base on school food and nutrition policies: a scoping review
June 21, 2021
This report by the World Health Organization presents the results of a scoping review conducted in 2019 to identify and map existing evidence on the effects of school food and nutrition policies on health-related outcomes in children of school age. School-based food and nutrition interventions were […]
WHO global sodium benchmarks for different food categories
June 18, 2021
This publication produced by the WHO presents a set of global benchmarks for sodium levels in more than 60 food categories and outlines the process and method through which the WHO sodium benchmarks were established. Around the world, consumption of processed food is a rapidly increasing […]
Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit
May 23, 2021
This toolkit by Feeding America outlines how to build cultural competence at the organizational, partner and individual level. The guide also focuses on the purpose and benefits of food bank nutrition policies that lead to a more nutritious food supply for communities experiencing food insecurity. Please […]
The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): European Union
April 25, 2021
This report by Policy Evaluation Network outlines an assessment of European Union (EU)-level policies influencing food environments and priority actions to create healthy food environments in the EU.
Eating in Ontario: What Do We Know? Vegetable and fruit consumption, food insecurity, self-rated health, and physical activity based on CCHS 2017 with implications related to COVID-19
April 12, 2021
This report reveals the troubling depths of food insecurity among female lone-parent households, Indigenous populations, and low-income Ontarians. It also identifies the degree to which too many Ontarians are not being sufficiently nourished, and face challenges feeding their families. This is due in part to the […]
Eating in Ontario: What Do We Know? Comparing intake of key nutrients, vegetables and fruit in Ontario with Canadian intake and dietary recommendations
April 12, 2021
Using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (2015 – Nutrition), this report paints a concerning portrait of Ontarians in all age categories falling short of their nutrient requirements, increasing their risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. This report is part […]