A proposal to increase taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in Canada
January 28, 2021
This position statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society highlights recent research on the correlation between increasing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages with decreased consumption in some jurisdictions. The excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been strongly associated with weight gain, chronic disease development, and dental caries. This […]
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.
Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents
April 1, 2019
This policy statement outlines the scientific evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and provides policy recommendations to reduce consumption among children, adolescents, and their families.
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.
Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Proceedings of a Workshop
January 4, 2019
This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place over the course of a 2-day workshop convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board. This workshop explored policies and programs at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels to limit sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in children ages 0 to 5.
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.
Canada’s Food Guide Consultation PHASE 2 – What We Heard Report
March 26, 2018
This report presents the findings of the second open consultation for Canada’s Food Guide. It is a synthesis of the feedback received from over 6,000 unique contributors through online discussion forums and questionnaires collected on behalf of Health Canada. The objective of the Phase 2 consultation was to get feedback on proposed Guiding Principles and Recommendations.
The Associations Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Children’s Health: An Updated Review of the Literature
March 5, 2018
This research synthesis examines the evidence regarding the various health impacts of sugar sweetened beverages (SSB)s on children’s health (obesity, insulin resistance, dental caries, and caffeine-related effects), the health impact of substituting SSBs with other drinks, and the role of taste preferences in SSB consumption patterns.
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.
Lessons Learned from the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) Initiative For Nutrition and Food Environment Policy
February 2, 2018
This report describes the lessons learned (i.e, “Pathways to Policy”) from four CLASP projects that focused on creating healthier food environments and increasing healthy eating through the identification of 260 policy changes. The lessons learned from these projects and can inform food environment policy work in jurisdictions across Canada.