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Health In All Policies (HiAP): Advancing an Intersectoral Approach to Promoting Healthy Eating in On

Health In All Policies (HiAP): Advancing an Intersectoral Approach to Promoting Healthy Eating in Ontario
On March 6th, the Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) and Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) hosted our 2014 Annual Conference on the unique theme of Health In All Policies (HiAP): Advancing an Intersectoral Approach to Promoting Healthy Eating in Ontario”.  HiAP is an emerging, collaborative approach to improving health by including health, equity, and sustainability considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas.


The purpose of the day was to talk about how nutrition professionals and professionals working in non-health sectors can work to advance an HiAP approach to promoting healthy eating in the province, to showcase examples of collaborative food and healthy eating policy initiatives, and to explore how the Healthy Kids Strategy could provide opportunities for intersectoral action (you can see our full conference program here).
Participants were able to discuss how an HiAP approach can be applied to strengthen Ontario's food system, especially given the unique opportunities provided by current public policy initiatives (e.g. Healthy Kids Strategy and Local Food Act). Presenters highlighted practical methods, tools and resources on engaging diverse government and community partners to promote healthy eating. To learn more about our presenters, please visit this page, and to see their presentation slides, please click here.  

For the first time, the  (@nutritionrc) live-tweeted throughout the event using hashtag #nrc2014, providing us with a new way to engage with those who were interested in our event but couldn’t join us in person. A full summary of the conversation we had with our followers can be accessed here.
The NRC and OPHA were also pleased to take part in FoodShare’s Great Big Crunch during our conference!  At 2:30pm, our participants had a great time taking a massive, synchronized bite into some delicious, crunchy apples provided by FoodShare (@foodshareto) to help promote healthy snacking and local produce.


Finally, the day ended off with a well-attended Networking Soiree hosted by the OPHA’s New Professional’s Workgroup.  This event gave recent graduates and new professionals the opportunity to speak with health leaders about their personal journeys in a relaxed and informal setting.

The NRC and OPHA would like to thank all of our exhibitors, presenters and attendees for making the conference a success, and we look forward to carrying on the conversation about this important topic. If you have any questions or feedback about the event, drop us a line! 


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