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Originally published in 2008, NutriSTEP has been replaced by a refreshed version (2015). This Toolkit includes everything you need to plan a nutrition screening program in your community for toddlers and preschoolers. This Toolkit is also available in English.
Rudd Centre summarizes the findings of six focus groups with Caucasian, Hispanic and African American parents in which they explored potential ways to increase awareness of the harmful effects of child-targeted food marketing in order to enhance support for government policies limiting these practices.
A high level resource to be used in advocacy for changing and improving the food environment in recreation spaces. It ouliness what needs to be in place beyond just having healthier food choices and works toward policy initiatives and implementation. Recommended to be used in conjunction with a consult from Public Health.
A joint collaboration of Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, the toolkit is designed to help and support people who teach children and adults about healthy eating and physical activity, and to encourage individuals to take action to maintain and improve their health.
This report describes the findings of a study examining the content appealing to children and young people on websites of top food and drink retail brands in Ireland, marketing techniques on Facebook Pages of food brands that have the highest reach among young teens, and parents’ awareness of digital food marketing to their children.
An intervention that took place over a school year in low SES schools in Australia, among ten year old students. The purpose was to promote healthy weights, to encourage physical activity and its enjoyment, and to reduce screen time. The intervention consisted of curriculum changes that covered specific physical activity skills, taught by PhysEd teachers. Outcomes were measured and compared.
This UK based program was developed to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. It is based on positive role models (the Food Dudes characters),repeated tasting and rewards.
The Healthy Living Strategy is developed based on a population health approach with the main goal of supporting good health in Canadians.
This report set out to inform Canadians of the impact of the issue; raise awareness of the factors that can contribute to childhood overweight and obesity.
A substantial proportion of the Ontario population – both adults and children – is obese, and an even greater proportion is overweight.

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