What is food fraud?
June 21, 2021
This infographic by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph describes what food fraud is, and presents a novel intervention framework to Deter, Identify and Prosecute (DIP) food fraud. Information for this infographic was taken from Spotlight on Food Fraud in Canada.
Food Fraud in Canada – Understanding the Risks and Exploring Opportunities for Leadership
June 21, 2021
This report by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph describes the characteristics and scope of food fraud, and how food fraud is currently addressed through science, regulations, and penalties. It also reviews the impacts of food fraud on different groups, challenges and barriers […]
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 […]
Packages of sodium (salt) sold for consumption and salt dispensers should be required to have a front of package health warning label: A position statement of the World Hypertension League, national and international health and scientific organizations
October 11, 2019
This position statement from the World Hypertension League states that all commercially sold or provided packages or containers of salt should be required to have a front of package health warning label.
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.
Guide de mise en oeuvre de l’adaptation canadienne de l’outil The Newest Vital SignMC
December 12, 2018
Adapted by Heath Canada, The Newest Vital Sign (NVS) is a screening tool used to quickly and easily measure health literacy using a Nutrition Facts Table. This guide describes how to use the Canadian adaptation of the NVS and provides best practices for implementation.
Implementation Guide for the Canadian Adaptation of The Newest Vital Sign™
December 12, 2018
Adapted by Heath Canada, The Newest Vital Sign (NVS) is a screening tool used to quickly and easily measure health literacy using a sample Nutrition Facts Table. This guide describes how to use the Canadian adaptation of the NVS and provides best practices for implementation.
Why Canadians need a front-of-package nutrition symbol
March 5, 2018
This infographic describes why front-of-package (FOP) labelling can help Canadians make healthier and more informed food choices, particularly on sugars, sodium and saturated fat.
(Ontario Report) Creating Healthier Food Environments in Canada – Current Policies and Priority Actions
March 3, 2018
This report summarizes research conducted by the University of Toronto. A panel of experts gathered from across Canada to comprehensively assess Canadian food environment policies compared to international benchmarks of current best practices. Based on this assessment, the panel identified four prioritized provincial policy actions along with four priority provincial infrastructure support actions to improve the food environment in Ontario.
Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling – September 18 Stakeholder Engagement Meeting
March 2, 2018
This report summarizes the proceedings, discussion and outcomes of the Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling Stakeholder Engagement Meeting, held in Ottawa on September 18, 2017. This is part of an initiative of the Healthy Eating Strategy.