Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

Leadership Centre website

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

Visit site

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.

Visit site

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!

Visit site

Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

OPHA website

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

Visit site

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.

Visit site

Eat Smart!

Program Description

Eat Smart! was an Award of Excellence program that recognized and promoted Ontario food premises that met standards of excellence in nutrition, food safety and compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. The goal of the program was to contribute to the reduction of food-borne illness and chronic diseases in Ontario.

The program had four components - a Healthy Restaurant Program, a School Program, a Workplace Program and a Recreation Centre Program.  See the program overview and presentation that provide an outline of the programs. For more information about the programs, please refer to this background note.  


As of 1st April, 2013, the Eat Smart! program stopped being coordinated provincially by the NRC. To view the transition letter, please click here

Eat Smart!® print materials are the responsibility of individual health units who wish to continue to run the program. Organizations that use the term Eat Smart!®, the Eat Smart!® logo or Eat Smart!® marks do so at their own risk.

Eat Smart! resources, including the Eat Smart! calculator, can be accessed below: 
Eat Smart! Manuals and Toolkits
  • Eat Smart! Ontario’s Healthy Restaurant Program
Eat Smart! Program Evaluations

The Eat Smart! program was evaluated in the following studies: