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The OSNPPH seeks to raise the profile and power of:

 

The Society

To make sure that OSNPPH members are respected as experts and leaders in public health dietetics, and that OSNPPH is recognized as a valuable organization

Our Profession

To make sure that dietitians are recognized as crucial voices in public health conversations

Our Advocacy Efforts

To make sure that the steps we take to providing a healthier environment are effective, and to ensure that the partnerships and collaborations we engage in move us closer to this goal

 
OSNPPH Positions:
 
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Endorsements for Food Insecurity Position Statement

A list of endorsements for the Position Statement that have been received as March 31, 2017.

Resources December food security workgroup FSWG position statement endorsement 2016 Public Food Security Workgroup
French Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity

French translation of the position statement on responses to food insecurity.

November Resources food security workgroup Report FSWG position statement 2016 Public Food Security Workgroup
French Food Insecurity Infographic

French translation of Food Insecurity Infographic

November Resources food security workgroup Report FSWG position statement 2016 Public Food Security Workgroup
OSNPPH FSWG Thank You Letter to alPHa, June 2016

OSNPPH FSWG Thank you letter written to alPHa for their endorsement of our Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity, June 2016.

Communications June food security workgroup FSWG position statement 2016 Public Food Security Workgroup
Letter to the Premier, Deputy Premier and Minister of Community and Social Services about the OSNPPH Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity

Letter to the Premier, Deputy Premier and Minister of Community and Social Services about the OSNPPH Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity and urging them to make social policy reforms that could diminish poverty (April 2016).

Communications food security workgroup FSWG position statement 2016 Public Food Security Workgroup
The Nine Essential Elements of a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment

This document outlines the definitions of success for each of the Nine Essential Elements of a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment.

WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup 2015 call to action position statement Public Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup
Income-Related Policy Recommendations to Address Food Insecurity

Income-Related Policy Recommendations to Address Food Insecurity (hyperlink to document) provides a detailed analysis of three policy areas (basic income guarantee, adequate social assistance, and reducing precarious employment) that address the root cause of food insecurity. Developed by the OSNPPH Food Security Workgroup, November 2015. This document accompanies the Position statement on the Responses to Food Insecurity and the Food Insecurity Infographic.

November Resources 2015 food security workgroup Report FSWG position statement Public Food Security Workgroup
Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity

Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity - Developed by the OSNPPH Food Security Workgroup to increase awareness among public health staff and management about the growing problem of household food insecurity in Ontario and the urgent need to advocate for effective responses.

November Resources 2015 food security workgroup Report FSWG position statement Public Food Security Workgroup
Food Insecurity Infographic

Food Insecurity Infographic - Developed by the Food Security working group, November 2015 - Revised September 2016. This infographic accompanies the OSNPPH FSWG Position Statement on responses to food insecurity. Both documents were developed to increase awareness among public health staff and management about the growing problem of household food insecurity in Ontario and the urgent need to advocate for effective responses.

September Resources 2015 food security workgroup Report FSWG position statement Public Food Security Workgroup
Food Literacy: A Call to Action

What is the evidence for the evolution of food Skills to the broader definition of food literacy? What is the call to action for health Units and other provincial stakeholders regarding food literacy? Developed by the OSNNPH Food Literacy Working Group, September 2015.

Resources Food Literacy Workgroup call to action Report position statement Public Food Literacy Workgroup
Menu Labelling in Ontario Restaurants - A Position Paper by OSNPPH (French)

Un exposé de principes de la Société ontarienne des professionne(le)s de la nutrition en santé publique Groupe de travail sur l’étiquetage des menus

2014 Resources Key Documents MLWG Menu Labelling Workgroup french Report position statement Public Menu Labelling Workgroup
Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Video

Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - video. This video accompanies the Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Report and Key Messages Documents, 2012

2012 WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup call to action position statement video Public Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup
Serving Up Nutrition Information in Ontario Restaurants: A Position Paper by the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health

OSNPPH supports menu labelling and calls upon the provincial government to enact menu labelling legislation requiring the prominent display of calorie and sodium content of food items at the point of sale in restaurants in Ontario, as an important step toward creating healthy and supportive food environments for Ontarians. For more information, e-mail info@osnpph.on.ca

2014 Resources Key Documents MLWG Menu Labelling Workgroup Report position statement Public Menu Labelling Workgroup
Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Report

Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Report. This Report accompanies the Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment Key Messages Document and video, 2012.

2012 Resources WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup call to action Report position statement Public Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup
Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Key Messages

Key Messages for the Creation a Healthy Workplace Call to Action - Key Messages. accompanies the Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Report

Communications 2012 Resources WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup call to action position statement key messages Public Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup
Call to Action: Creating a Healthy School Nutrition Environment (2004)

The Call to Action challenges the provincial government, boards of education, school communities and public health to acknowledge and act on their roles in establishing an environment that is supportive of healthy eating in Ontario schools. The OSNPPH School Nutrition Workgroup have made nine recommendations to address the importance of healthy eating in the school context and presents the link between nutritional health, learning and chronic disease in children and adolescents.

Resources Key Documents SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup Report position statement Public School Nutrition Workgroup
Call to Action on Food Security - Food Security Cover Sheet

Should we be content that some Ontarians are missing-out on a key opportunity for good health – food security? Does it cause you pause that annual Nutritious Food Basket surveys repeatedly show that many people with low-incomes – both from wages as well as from assistance -- can’t afford healthy eating after meeting other essentials such as housing? Are you comfortable that prosperity is being side-tracked and food bank use is substantially increasing? To learn more about solutions you could promote, check-out the "Call to Action on Food Security” toolkit, which has been developed jointly by OPHA’s Food Security Workgroup and the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health. (June 2011)

2011 Resources food security workgroup Report position statement Public Food Security Workgroup
Call to Action on Food Security - Food Security Key Messages

Should we be content that some Ontarians are missing-out on a key opportunity for good health – food security? Does it cause you pause that annual Nutritious Food Basket surveys repeatedly show that many people with low-incomes – both from wages as well as from assistance -- can’t afford healthy eating after meeting other essentials such as housing? Are you comfortable that prosperity is being side-tracked and food bank use is substantially increasing? To learn more about solutions you could promote, check-out the "Call to Action on Food Security” toolkit, which has been developed jointly by OPHA’s Food Security Workgroup and the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health. (June 2011)

2011 Resources food security workgroup Report position statement Public Food Security Workgroup
Call to Action on Food Security - Food Security Key Messages Background

Should we be content that some Ontarians are missing-out on a key opportunity for good health – food security? Does it cause you pause that annual Nutritious Food Basket surveys repeatedly show that many people with low-incomes – both from wages as well as from assistance -- can’t afford healthy eating after meeting other essentials such as housing? Are you comfortable that prosperity is being side-tracked and food bank use is substantially increasing? To learn more about solutions you could promote, check-out the "Call to Action on Food Security” toolkit, which has been developed jointly by OPHA’s Food Security Workgroup and the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health. (June 2011)

2011 Resources food security workgroup Report position statement Public Food Security Workgroup
 
 
Endorsements:
 
 
Document Name Type Description Categories Status Uploaded by
Endorsements for Food Insecurity Position Statement

A list of endorsements for the Position Statement that have been received as March 31, 2017.

Resources December food security workgroup FSWG position statement endorsement 2016 Public Food Security Workgroup
Ottawa Principles Endorsment Letter

A letter from OSNPPH to the Childhood Obesity Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation endorsing the ‘Ottawa Principles’. These are a series of principles that outline the scope and regulatory measures needed to curb children’s exposure to persuasive marketing of food and beverages. While the principles do differ slightly from our organization’s position, we have chosen to fully support them.

Communications March Executive 2015 Marketing to Children letter of support endorsement Public Executive
Call for action for the development of an Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy - OSNPPH sponsored alPHa resolution

OSNPPH is advocating for the development of an Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy (OFNS), and has contributed to this as a member of the Ontario Collaborative Group for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (OCGHEPHA) – a provincial collaboration of not-for-profit, public health and academic organizations dedicated to addressing population-based issues relating to healthy eating, physical activity, healthy weights and the determinants of health, including food access, availability and adequacy. In April 2012, OSNPPH sponsored an Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) resolution calling for the developing of a provincial food and nutrition strategy.

Communications April 2012 Executive letter of support endorsement Public Executive
Call for the prohibition of advertising and sale of energy drinks to children and adolescents - OSNPPH sponsored alPHa resolutio

OSNPPH sponsored an Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) resolution to recommend that Health Canada and the Province of Ontario prohibit the advertising and sale of energy drinks to children and adolescents

Communications April 2012 Executive letter of support endorsement Public Executive