How nutrition effects mental well-being in school-aged children and youth
August 3, 2022
The evidence review was conducted by the Ontario Dietitians in Public Health to inform public health practice and to understand the effects of nutrition and nutrition strategies on mental well-being in school-aged children and youth.
Social Media and the Body: Exploring the Effects of Exposure on Body Image, Eating and Movement Behavior
February 2, 2022
Watch this 2-part research-based webinar and learn from two leading researchers in the area of social media and the human body. To learn more about this Nutrition Connections webinar and its speakers, click here.
COVID-19, Stress & Weight
February 2, 2022
View this webinar by Nutrition Connections to hear a interdisciplinary panel discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted our mental health, stress levels, eating habits, and body image. During this session, experts provide practical insight into how you can help support your clients, family members, and friends […]
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.