Gifts From Our Relations- Indigenous Original Foods Guide
March 24, 2021
The National Indigenous Diabetes Association produced a resource booklet honouring 18 commonly consumed traditional foods (plants/animals) that are Indigenous to Turtle Island. This guide provides insight into original food consumption as a means of reducing the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in First Nations, […]
Nutrition Activities in Any Classroom: For Junior and Senior High
February 15, 2021
This guide contains interactive nutrition education lessons for junior and senior high school students. Educators are provided with instructions, worksheets, and materials for multiple activity stations.
Food Literacy for Students Act, 2020
February 6, 2021
The Education Act is amended to provide that curriculum guidelines shall require that courses of study be developed in experiential food literacy education and healthy eating for every grade from grade 1 through grade 12. The courses of study must ensure that students are given opportunities […]
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 […]
Get Growing: A Guide to Gardening with Older Adults
February 19, 2020
The Get Growing Seniors Gardening Program provided opportunities for older adults to discover the outdoors and participate in physical activity through gardening across Peel. The program overcame barriers to gardening faced by older adults in underserved communities by delivering hands-on, high-quality activities. Designed for facilitators who […]
Policies that Influence Food Literacy among Children and Youth in Ontario
November 12, 2019
This report provides an overview and analysis of provincial and federal policies that have implications for food literacy among children and youth in Ontario. It describes implications for policy and practice and recommendations for how to better support food literacy in Ontario through policy. This report […]
Effective Approaches to Increase Food Skills in Children, Youth, and their Parents
October 17, 2019
This evidence brief provides an overview of effective approaches to increase food skills in children, youth, and their parents and identifies implications for food literacy policy and practice.
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.
Food Literacy Programming in Ontario: A Focus on Programs Offered to Children, Youth, Parents and Caregivers
September 27, 2019
This report presents the results of a scan of food literacy programs offered by public health units, community health centres, family health teams, community organizations and non-profits in Ontario, with a focus on programs targeting children, youth, parents, or caregivers.
Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada
September 24, 2019
This factsheet presents Canadian evidence that demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities in the following areas: public health, education and learning, environmental outcomes, community connectedness, and economic outcomes.