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.
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 […]
Food and Nutrition in Long-Term Care Homes
December 5, 2019
This chapter from the 2019 Annual Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario deals with food and nutrition in long-term care homes. The report found that the Ministry of Long-Term care and the long-term care homes do not have sufficient procedures in place […]
Food Policy for Canada
August 19, 2019
The first-ever Food Policy for Canada aims to help Canada build a healthier and more sustainable food system that also supports growth for farmers, producers, and food businesses in Canada.
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.)
Forest Meets Farm Toolkit
March 11, 2019
This toolkit, consisting of a manual and two webinar recordings, provides lesson plans, recipes, and evaluation materials used in the Forest Meets Farm program. This program consisted of a series of four local food literacy workshops designed for four northern Ontario high schools.
A Call to Action for Healthy Eating: Using a Food Literacy Framework for Public Health Program Planning, Policy, and Evaluation
March 23, 2018
The Call to Action for Healthy Eating provides a rationale for and illustrates how food literacy can be used as a comprehensive, evidence-informed framework when planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services that address healthy eating.
City of Hamilton’s Corporate Food and Beverage Policy
December 22, 2017
This policy story describes the City of Hamilton’s corporate Healthy Food and Beverage policy and provides a synopsis of the origin of the policy, the policy pilot phase and key lessons learned.