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.

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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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Program Description

NutriSTEP® is a parent-administered 17-item questionnaire that covers the nutritional risk constructs for the preschool population (3-5 years): food and nutrient intake, physical growth, developmental and physical capabilities, physical activity, food security and the feeding environment. 


As of 30th September 2012, the Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) transitioned from its coordination role for the NutriSTEP® program. The University of Guelph will continue to advance the program throughout the province. To view a letter about the transition, please click here.

The NutriSTEP® questionnaires were later adapted as electronic applications - called Nutri-eSTEP - to accommodate direct use by individual parents/caregivers of toddlers and preschoolers.These are located on the Eat Right Ontario website


On April 17th, 2014, the NRC hosted a webinar about Nutri-eStep called "Helping Parents Build Healthier Kids". This webinar provided background information to give listeners a better understanding of the Nutri-eSTEP nutrition screening tools for preschoolers and toddlers. The webinar recording and presentation slides can be viewed from this page