Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

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Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

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Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

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Public Health and You

Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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Learn about why public health plays a vital role in ensuring the health of communities across Ontario!

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Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

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Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

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NRC Navigator

Welcome to the NRC Navigator. This is a free online repository or "hub" for resources that support practice, programs and policy development in the areas of healthy eating and nutrition. 

You can search for resources in one of two ways: 

1. Using the Search box. Enclose your search term(s) in quotations in the empty field below Search for Resources, and click Search.Refine your search by selecting a filter (e.g., by age group, setting, type of resource, etc.).
2. Using the Tag List – Browse the repository by clicking on “tag” words (common search terms) to your right. Refine your search by selecting a filter of your choice (e.g., by age group, setting, type of resource, etc.). 

To learn about how to use the Navigator, including an instructional webinar, visit the How-to page.

To learn about the history, inclusion criteria, and functions of the Navigator including how to send selected resources to your email, please visit About the NRC Navigator.

Latest Resources

Displaying our 10 most recently added resources.

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.
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.
This infographic describes the prevalence of overweight, obesity and chronic disease in Canada, and provides statistics regarding the role of diet as the #1 risk factor for chronic diseases.
This infographic describes why front-of-package (FOP) labelling can help Canadians make healthier and more informed food choices, particularly on sugars, sodium and saturated fat.
In support Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, this infographic describes how marketing impacts what kids eat, that kids are targeted by marketing everywhere, that unhealthy eating can lead to health problems, and that diet is the #1 risk factor for chronic diseases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.