The Health At Every Size® Approach
February 16, 2021
The Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach is a continuously evolving alternative to the weight-centered approach to treating clients and patients of all sizes. It is also a movement working to promote size-acceptance, to end weight discrimination, and to lessen the cultural obsession with weight loss […]
Growing resilience and equity: A food policy and action plan in the context of Covid-19
February 16, 2021
This policy brief is grounded in analysis and policy proposals from social movements advancing food-system transformation. Covid-19 is revealing and magnifying the structural inequalities in our food systems, the insufficiencies of our social protection programs, and the challenges with the dominant food supply chains. Food insecurity […]
Health and Wellbeing Philosophy and Approach to Weight
March 5, 2020
Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) members have identified professional concerns across the province on the prevalence of weight stigmatization and its impact on health. It was recognized that there was a need for a coordinated approach to guide public health in supporting health promotion efforts, […]
Addressing Weight Bias: A Call to Action
March 5, 2020
Weight bias refers to the negative attitudes, beliefs, assumptions and judgments towards individuals based on their weight, shape, appearance, or Body Mass Index (BMI). This position statement was developed for use by public health professionals or community organizations working to reduce weight bias.
The Burden of Chronic Diseases in Ontario – Key Estimates to Support Efforts in Prevention
September 25, 2019
The Burden of Chronic Diseases in Ontario report provides data and evidence to support health system planning, and policy and program development for chronic disease prevention in Ontario. This report was produced jointly by Cancer Care Ontario and Public Health Ontario.
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.
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.
Prevention System Quality Index: Health Equity
April 30, 2018
Using indicators and evidence from the literature, the Prevention System Quality Index (PSQI): Health Equity report monitors and recommends system-level policies and programs that can reduce cancer risk factors and exposures in Ontario. It highlights opportunities to reduce tobacco use, alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity in groups with health inequities.
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.
(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.