Get Growing: A Guide to Gardening with Older Adults
February 19, 2020
The Get Growing Seniors Gardening Program provided opportunities for older adults to discover the outdoors and participate in physical activity through gardening across Peel. The program overcame barriers to gardening faced by older adults in underserved communities by delivering hands-on, high-quality activities. Designed for facilitators who […]
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.
Elementary School Toolkit: Promoting Vegetables, Fruit and Water
August 12, 2018
This toolkit provides educators and parents with strategies to increase vegetables, fruit and water consumption among school-aged children. Strategies target multiple levels of influence including students’ and parents’ attitudes and knowledge, classroom and school level social and physical environments as well as school policies. This toolkit was designed to support The Foundations for a Healthy School resource.
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.
Ontario’s Primary Care Diabetes Prevention Program
April 1, 2018
This implementation guide is intended to introduce primary care organizations to Ontario’s Primary Care Diabetes Prevention Program and support effective and efficient implementation of the program by providing concrete examples, strategies considerations and testimonials – all from an Ontario context. This guide also available in French.
Early Care and Education Policies and Programs to Support Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: Best Practices and Changes Over Time. Research Review: 2010-2016
February 2, 2018
This US-based research review provides an overview of changes to obesity-prevention policies and guidance that have occurred over the past 5 years and a review of the impact that these interventions have had in the early care and education setting on promoting a healthy diet, adequate physical activity, and reduced screen time. In Canada, please refer to Canada's Food Guide and to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for recommendations for the early years, children and youth.
Crockpot Club Facilitator Guide – Seniors
October 10, 2017
This food literacy facilitator’s guide describes the materials needed, including twelve session outlines, for a crockpot cooking club for seniors.