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. 

Search for resources in one of two ways: 

1. 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. 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 toolkit, consisting of a manual and two webinar recordings, provides lesson plans, recipes, and evaluation materials used in the Forest Meets Farm program. This program consisted of a series of four local food literacy workshops designed for four northern Ontario high schools.
This new and updated US-based guide identifies best practices and potential pitfalls in designing and implementing sugary drink taxes and is intended for use by local officials and advocates interested in pursuing sugary drink taxes.
The objective of this analysis by Statistics Canada was to describe the Canadian population's dietary intakes of total sugars in 2015, and compare these results with estimates from 2004. Data are from the 2004 and 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition.
This report sets out Health Canada’s guidelines and considerations on healthy eating for Canadians aged 2 years of age and older. Based on the best available scientific evidence, they promote healthy eating and overall nutritional well-being, and support improvements to the Canadian food environment.
This report looks at the issue of high food costs across Northern Ontario and the resulting food insecurity. It explores the causes of higher food prices in this region, as well as other underlying social concerns that contribute to food insecurity, and propose potential solutions to address this issue.
This infographic uses data from the 2016 General Social Survey on Canadians at Work and Home to provide an overview of Canadians' habits when eating out and purchasing takeout food.
This infographic illustrates the average time Canadians spent eating in a typical day in 2015 by region. It also answers the question "Who do Canadians eat with?" and defines "distracted eating."
This synthesis report summarizes the findings of the World Resources Report Creating a Sustainable Food Future. It proposes a five-course menu of options that could allow the world to achieve a sustainable food future by meeting growing demands for food, avoiding deforestation, and reforesting or restoring abandoned and unproductive land—and in ways that help stabilize the climate, promote economic development, and reduce poverty.
Adapted by Heath Canada, The Newest Vital Sign (NVS) is a screening tool used to quickly and easily measure health literacy using a sample Nutrition Facts Table. This guide describes how to use the Canadian adaptation of the NVS and provides best practices for implementation.