Leadership Centre

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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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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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NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit 2015

Breastfeeding & Childhood Nutrition Since 2008, NutriSTEP® 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. 
In order to support public health units and other settings (e.g., primary care, school screening fairs, research, etc.), the Nutrition Resource Centre provided support for the review and updating of the original NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit developed in 2008. The toolkit includes background information about: the NutriSTEP® program; training and support materials; suggested models for NutriSTEP® implementation; guidelines to assist with scoring and interpreting the NutriSTEP® nutrition risk screening questionnaires; and, making referrals. There is also promotional information to build a supportive framework for screening. These toolkit components will help users to implement a feasible and sustainable community nutrition screening program for young children.

The toolkit update included support from Janis Randall Simpson, PhD, RD, FDC and a review committee comprised of Laura Belsito, MAN, RD, Ginette Blake, RD, Shannon Labre, RD, Ellen Lakusiak, MSc, RD, Tracy McDonough, MScA, RD, Katie Neil, MAN, RD, Heather St. Bernard-John, MS, RD, and Mary Turfryer, MHSc, RD.
The NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit has been refreshed to include:
-        New components (e.g., Toddler version of NutriSTEP®, Nutri-eSTEP®)
-        New implementation scenarios
-        Updated templates for referral mapping
-        Updated data collection forms
-        Updated training materials
-        Updated promotional materials
-        New appendix for data management
-        Updated resources (How to Build a Healthy Preschooler and How to Build a Healthy Toddler)
The NutriSTEP® Implementation Toolkit is also available in French.

Dietitian researchers from University of Guelph and the Sudbury & District Health Unit
Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight | Obesity
Infant, Toddler (1-3)
English, French
Provincial (Ontario)