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 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
November 22, 2019
The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the most comprehensive assessment of child and youth physical activity in Canada, and is based on data from peer-reviewed research.
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.
Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age
April 30, 2019
These guidelines provide recommendations on the amount of time in a 24-hour day that young children under 5 years of age, should spend being physically active or sleeping for their health and well being, and the maximum recommended time these children should spend on screen-based sedentary activities or time restrained.
Risk Reduction of Cognitive Decline and Dementia: WHO Guidelines
January 1, 2019
These guidelines recommend a comprehensive set of interventions (including dietary) for reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia based on current research evidence. Please note that the WHO guidelines on a healthy diet may differ in some respects from Canada’s Food Guide.
Nibi Giinwiindawan – We Are Water
December 13, 2017
Nibi Giinwiindawan (We Are Water) is a five module curriculum for communities/schools/youth programs interested in creating dialogue and discussion around the human relationship with water. Combining western and traditional knowledge and methods, youth will discover and share their own stories surrounding the vital importance and sacredness of water.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – Position Statement
October 3, 2017
In this position paper, you will find evidence-informed strategies to positively address weight, obesity and health, whilst minimizing unintended consequences related to weight and obesity intervention; key recommendations for public health interventions; and key messages to promote to the public.
Promoting Mental Health through Healthy Eating and Nutritional Care
August 31, 2017
Using an integrative literature synthesis, this comprehensive evidence-based document discusses intersections of nutrition with mental health, from promotion to nutrition care and therapeutic approaches.
Weight Bias: A Social Justice Issue A Policy Brief
February 16, 2017
This US-based policy brief explores: the consequences of bias, bias in employment, bias in health care, bias in education, current law and policy recommendations, and common arguments against policy and responses.