Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in the Region of the Americas
March 24, 2021
This publication provides economic concepts related to the economic rationale for using sugar-sweetened beverage taxes and the costs associated with obesity; key considerations on tax design including tax types, bases, and rates; an overview of potential tax revenue and earmarking; and responses to frequent questions about […]
State of School Feeding Worldwide 2020
March 9, 2021
This publication by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provides an analysis of the state of school feeding programmes before the COVID-19 pandemic; it describes the damage caused by the pandemic; and presents what can be done to restore this global safety net. The WFP […]
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 […]
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.
Comprehensive, Integrated Food and Nutrition Programs in Canadian Schools: A Healthy and Sustainable Approach
April 24, 2020
This report, by The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph outlines why Canada should have a national school food program. It describes research on the current food and nutrition programs and policies in Canadian schools, identifies gaps and opportunities, and provides a list of […]
Des stratégies d’enseignement efficaces pour améliorer les connaissances des enfants et des jeunes en matière d’alimentation et de nutrition
March 11, 2020
This French-language NC evidence brief provides an overview of effective approaches to increase food and nutrition knowledge in children, youth, and their parents and identifies implications for food literacy policy and practice. This evidence brief is part of a series on The State of Healthy Eating and […]
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.
Effective Approaches to Increase Food Skills in Children, Youth, and their Parents
October 17, 2019
This evidence brief provides an overview of effective approaches to increase food skills in children, youth, and their parents and identifies implications for food literacy policy and practice.
Effective Education Strategies to Increase Food and Nutrition Knowledge in Children and Youth
October 17, 2019
This evidence brief provides an overview of effective approaches to increase food and nutrition knowledge in children, youth, and their parents and identifies implications for food literacy policy and practice.
Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada
September 24, 2019
This factsheet presents Canadian evidence that demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities in the following areas: public health, education and learning, environmental outcomes, community connectedness, and economic outcomes.