Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet
February 1, 2021
This action framework provides an overview of how to develop (or strengthen), implement, assess compliance with, and evaluate, the effectiveness of a healthy public food procurement and service policy. This framework aims to increase the availability of healthy food through setting nutrition criteria for food served […]
Feeding Infants and Children from Birth to 24 Months – Summarizing Existing Guidance (2020)
July 21, 2020
This consensus study report collects, compares, and summarizes existing recommendations on what and how to feed infants and young children from birth to 24 months of age. This report makes recommendations to stakeholders on strategies for communicating and disseminating feeding recommendations.
Menu Planning in Long Term Care
July 21, 2020
This menu planning guidance document Intended to assist Registered Dietitians, Nutrition Managers and menu planners to prepare a cycle menu to meet Long Term Care residents’ overall nutritional needs. It is intended primarily for facilities providing 24 -hour care to frail elderly with functional and/or cognitive […]
How Ultra-processed Foods affect Health in Canada
September 25, 2019
Commissioned by Heart & Stroke, this study is the first in Canada to assess associations between consumption of ultra-processed foods in Canadian adults and several chronic diseases and conditions related to diet, namely: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
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.
Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium
April 8, 2019
In this consensus report, a National Academies committee reviews the current evidence and updates the DRIs for potassium and sodium that were established in 2005. The committee also applies recommendations from the Guiding Principles Report for establishing a new category of DRIs based on chronic disease, called the Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Intakes (CDRRs).
Change in total sugars consumption among Canadian children and adults
February 6, 2019
The objective of this analysis by Statistics Canada was to describe the Canadian population's dietary intakes of total sugars in 2015, and compare these results with estimates from 2004. Data are from the 2004 and 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition.
A Legal and Practical Guide for Designing Sugary Drink Taxes
January 24, 2019
This new and updated US-based guide identifies best practices and potential pitfalls in designing and implementing sugary drink taxes and is intended for use by local officials and advocates interested in pursuing sugary drink taxes.
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.
Sodium Intake of Canadians in 2017
August 27, 2018
This report by Health Canada describes current sodium intakes of Canadians in light of the recent voluntary sodium reductions in processed foods using the most recent national dietary survey, the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition (2015 CCHS).