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. Our goal is to assist health intermediaries in finding their way through the complex landscape of healthy eating and nutrition.

You can search for resources in the NRC Navigator in one of two ways: 

1. Using the Search box. To locate resources by keyword, type your search term(s) in the field below Search for Resources, and then click the Search button. If your search term has more than one word, enclose it in quotations. Refine your search by selecting a filter (e.g., by age group, setting, type of resource, etc.).
 
2. Using the Tag List – You can also browse the repository by selecting pre-determined “tag” words (common search terms). Click on any of the tag words on the right side bar. 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 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.
This technical document is intended to: guide and support provinces and territories as they develop and revise their guidelines over time; and facilitate the food industry to develop or reformulate food and beverage products that use this nutrient criteria for procurement by jurisdictions school nutrition guidelines and policies.
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.
This tool was created by the Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) to help child care cooks, chefs and providers assess their menus to meet the food and drink requirements in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.
This report summarizes research by the University of Toronto which aimed to evaluate policies and actions that federal, provincial and territorial governments are taking to create a healthier food environment in Canada. Prioritized recommendations for federal government actions emerged, and specific policy recommendations for each participating province and territory were made to improve the food environment and provide the infrastructure necessary to support implementing effective policy.
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.
This Executive Summary outlines research aimed to evaluate policies and actions that federal, provincial and territorial governments are taking to create a healthier food environment in Canada. A set of prioritized recommendations for federal government actions emerged, and specific policy recommendations for each participating province and territory were made to improve the food environment and provide the infrastructure necessary to support implementing effective policy.
Nibi Giinwiindawan (We Are Water) is a five module curriculum for communities/schools/youth programs interested in creating dialogue and discussion around the human relationship with water. Combining western and traditional knowledge and methods, youth will discover and share their own stories surrounding the vital importance and sacredness of water.
This report commissioned by Heart & Stroke, reveals high levels of ultra-processed food consumption in Canada, especially in children. It describes different types of food processing using the ANOVA food classification system, and assesses the relationship between types of processing and the quality of diets in Canada, using data from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey - Nutrition.
This literature review seeks to explore current policies and guidelines in Canada and around the world, that affect the food environment inside of schools and the effectiveness of these initiatives on improving the health of children and youth.