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.
Position of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior: The Importance of Including Environmental Sustainability in Dietary Guidance
January 14, 2019
This US-based position paper discusses current environmental problems, the challenges faced in meeting future food need, as well as the recent science behind assessing the environmental impacts of foods and diets.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future – A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050
January 4, 2019
This synthesis report summarizes the findings of the World Resources Report Creating a Sustainable Food Future. It proposes a five-course menu of options that could allow the world to achieve a sustainable food future by meeting growing demands for food, avoiding deforestation, and reforesting or restoring abandoned and unproductive land—and in ways that help stabilize the climate, promote economic development, and reduce poverty.
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.
A Call to Action for Healthy Eating: Using a Food Literacy Framework for Public Health Program Planning, Policy, and Evaluation
March 23, 2018
The Call to Action for Healthy Eating provides a rationale for and illustrates how food literacy can be used as a comprehensive, evidence-informed framework when planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services that address healthy eating.
(Ontario Report) Creating Healthier Food Environments in Canada – Current Policies and Priority Actions
March 3, 2018
This report summarizes research conducted by the University of Toronto. A panel of experts gathered from across Canada to comprehensively assess Canadian food environment policies compared to international benchmarks of current best practices. Based on this assessment, the panel identified four prioritized provincial policy actions along with four priority provincial infrastructure support actions to improve the food environment in Ontario.
Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling – September 18 Stakeholder Engagement Meeting
March 2, 2018
This report summarizes the proceedings, discussion and outcomes of the Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling Stakeholder Engagement Meeting, held in Ottawa on September 18, 2017. This is part of an initiative of the Healthy Eating Strategy.
Sodium Reduction in Processed Foods in Canada: An Evaluation of Progress toward Voluntary Targets from 2012 to 2016
March 2, 2018
This report summarizes the progress made by food manufacturers from 2012-2016 to meet voluntary sodium (salt) reduction targets in processed foods in Canada. For most food categories, manufacturers did not do enough to reduce the sodium levels in the foods that they sell to Canadians.
Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) Ontario
March 2, 2018
Part of the Food-EPI Canada 2017 research, a panel of experts gathered from across Canada to comprehensively assess Canadian food environment policies compared to international benchmarks of current best practices. This evidence document in one of a series for the Canadian provinces, territories and for federal level evidence to support the experts’ assessment of current food environment policy actions and infrastructure supports.
Consultation Report: Restricting Marketing of Unhealthy Food and Beverages to Children in Canada
March 2, 2018
This report outlines the feedback provided by those who participated in the Health Canada on-line consultation in the summer of 2017 that aimed to seek feedback on Health Canada’s proposed approach to restricting the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children.