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.

Community Food Advisor website

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.

Public Health and You website

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.

Nutrition Resource Centre website

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

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Healthy Kids

Infants and Toddlers:

Feeding Your Baby from Six Months to One Year. Developed by Best Start and the NRC, this guide includes information about how to tell if your baby is ready for solid foods, foods to avoid during the first year, making your own baby food, recipes, a feeding guide and more.

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby. Also developed by Best Start and the NRC, this resource was developed to help women make healthy choices while they are pregnant.

How to Build a Healthy Toddler (18-35 Months)(French Version). This NRC resource is part of the NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit. It provides information on feeding children including how much they should eat, smart snacks, meal planning and a fun healthy eating tip for every letter of the alphabet!

How to Build a Healthy Preschooler (3-5 Years)(French Version). This NRC resource is part of the NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit. It provides information on feeding children ages 3-5. Here you will find information on how much your child should eat, smart snacks, meal planning and a fun healthy eating for every letter of the alphabet!  

NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit, 2015 (French version Trousse de mise en oeuvre de NutriSTEPMD). This toolkit has been used as a valid and reliable nutrition risk screening tool to assess eating habits and identify nutrition risk in toddlers (18-35 months) and preschoolers (3-5 years) in various settings. To support public health units and other settings (e.g. primary care, school screening fairs, research, etc.), the NRC provided support for the review and revision of the original NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit. Please see NutriSTEP® Conditions and Terms of Use here




BusyBodies (and the French version Hop la Vie!) provides food and play ideas for preschoolers (3-5 year-olds), presented in an easy-to-use “activity card” format.

Eat Right Be Active: A Guide for Caregivers of Toddlers 12-36 Months (2017) 
This resource was developed as part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Healthy Eating and Active Living and aims to help parents/caregivers bring physical activity and healthy eating to life with their children.

Eat Right Be Active: A Guide for Caregivers of Preschoolers Ages 3-5 (2017)
This resource was developed as part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Healthy Eating and Active Living and aims to help parents/caregivers bring physical activity and healthy eating to life with their children.

 

Children and Youth:

Eat Right Be Active: A Guide for Caregivers of Children Ages 6-8 (2017) 
This resource was developed as part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Healthy Eating and Active Living and aims to help parents/caregivers bring physical activity and healthy eating to life with their children.




At-A-Glance Guide to Ontario’s School Food and Beverage Policy (French version). This guide provides an overview of Ontario’s School Food and Beverage Policy (PPM 150) and is intended for use by parents and students in intermediate and secondary levels.

Bake It Up! (French version Mettez la main à la pâte!) Includes over 20 recipes for healthier baked goods that comply with the Ministry of Education’s School Food and Beverage Policy (PPM/150). It can be used by parents, students, school councils, community volunteers and school staff for making baked goods to be sold in schools.













Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC):

Water Over Sugar: Ontario-based Interventions and Municipal Policies to Promote Water (webinar)


Effective Interventions to Increase Vegetable and Fruit Intake in School Aged Children (French version). This report provides evidence-based recommendations for interventions and specific health promotion strategies that would be cost-effective and feasible to implement in community-based settings to increase vegetable and fruit consumption among school-aged children.