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OSNPPH members work together and with other experts to create helpful resources and position statements related to public health nutrition. These resources can be used as a basis for public health-related programs, policies and health promotion strategies.

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Planification de menus et environnements alimentaires sains dans les services de garde d'enfants - Guide pratique

French - Version for printing

Resources french CCWG Child Care Working Group 2017 print version Public Child Care Working Group
Planification de menus et environnements alimentaires sains dans les services de garde d'enfants - Guide pratique

French - AODA web version

Resources french CCWG Child Care Working Group 2017 AODA web version Public Child Care Working Group
Menu Planning and Supportive Nutrition Environments for Child Care Settings - Practical Guide

English - AODA web version

Resources English CCWG Child Care Working Group 2017 AODA web version Public Child Care Working Group
Menu Planning and Supportive Nutrition Environments in Child Care Settings - Practical Guide

English - Version for printing

Resources English CCWG Child Care Working Group 2017 print version Public Child Care Working Group
getting started with healthy eating in your recreation setting

NRC/OSNPPH Resource package to support work with recreation departments and municipalities

Resources HERS Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup Public HERS (Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup)
Food Literacy Infographic

Food Literacy Infographic May 2017, Supplement Poster shared at the ANE presentation "Using Food Literacy as a Comprehensive Approach to Healthy Eating: 

A framework for public health planning, policy, and evaluation"

Resources ANE Annual Nutrition Exchange Planning Committee Presentations 2017 Public Annual Nutrition Exchange Planning Committee
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
Update # 3: LDCP Food Literacy Presentation

This presentation provides an update on the current Food Literacy LDCP as of January 2017.

January Resources LDCP Food Literacy Workgroup LDCP Quarterly Update 2017 Public OSNPPH Admin
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
Update #2: LDCP Food Literacy Presentation

This presentation provides update #2 on the current Food Literacy LDCP.

Resources August 2016 LDCP Food Literacy Workgroup LDCP Quarterly Update Public OSNPPH Admin
Update #1: LDCP Food Literacy Presentation

This presentation provides the first update on the current Food Literacy LDCP.

April Resources 2016 LDCP Food Literacy Workgroup LDCP Quarterly Update Public OSNPPH Admin
Recreation Comprehensive Food Environments and Policy_BCRPA

Comprehensive food environment chart created by PJ Nayolor U. Victoria and BCRPA

Resources HERS Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup Partnership BC Public HERS (Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup)
Challenges and Supports Diagram_for Healthy Eating in Recreation_BCRPA

Summary graph created by PJ Naylor's U Victoria with BC Recreation and Parks doc

Resources HERS Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup Partnership 2016 Public HERS (Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup)
Building Healthier Food Environments within Recreation Spaces

BUILDING HEALTHIER FOOD ENVIRONMENTS within Recreation Spaces. This resources is to be used in combination with a one-on-one consult.

January Resources HERS Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup 2016 Public HERS (Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup) - Partnership
Working in Partnership - Recipe for Success (Recreation)

Alberta - 42 pages doc

Resources HERS Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup Report Partnership document Public HERS (Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup) - Partnership
Benefits of Attending OSNPPH Nutrition Exchange

A resources to share with managers and staff to highlight the benefits of attending the annual Nutrition Exchange.

Resources ANE Executive Annual Nutrition Exchange Planning Committee 2016 Public Annual Nutrition Exchange Planning Committee
Toolkit: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment

The toolkit was developed to help workplace health intermediaries create a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment in their workplace. The toolkit is a follow-up to the 2012 Workplace: Call to Action.

Resources WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup 2015 Toolkit Public Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup
Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion

This document outlines the Comprehensive Workplace Health Model and aligns the Nine Essential Elements of a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment within the model.

Resources WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup 2015 Public Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup
Nutrition Standards for Workplaces

The Nutrition Standards for Workplaces are a set of objective standards that can be used to assess food, beverages and ingredients that are offered and sold in Ontario workplaces.

Resources WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup 2017 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
LDCP Food Literacy Flyer: Making Something Out of Nothing

A four page summary of the LDCP Food Literacy research with youth, young pregnant women and young parents. This summary Flyer includes a definition of Food Literacy and two conceptual models of food Literacy derived from the study. Published by Desjardins et at., 2013.

Resources Food Literacy Workgroup Report LDCP Food Literacy Workgroup LDCP Public OSNPPH Admin
LDCP Food Literacy Report : Making Something Out of Nothing

LDCP Food Skills report: The LDCP food skills group has completed a technical report based on their research findings. Congratulations to the LDCP group for your wonderful work!Preferred reference documentation is: Desjardins, E. and Azevedo, E. (2013) "Making Something out of Nothing": Food Literacy among Youth, Young pregnant women and young parents who are at Risk for Poor Health, a Locally Driven Collaborative Project of Public Health Ontario.

Resources Food Literacy Workgroup technical report Report LDCP Food Literacy Workgroup LDCP Public OSNPPH Admin
French: 2014 Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals

French: Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals

2014 Resources Key Documents FHNAG Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group french PNG Public OSNPPH Admin
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 (inactive)
Menu Labelling in Ontario Restaurants - Key Messages (French)

L’ÉTIQUETAGE DES MENUS DANS LES RESTAURANTS DE L’ONTARIO : Messages clés de la Société ontarienne des professionnel(le)s de la nutrition en santé publique

2014 Resources Key Documents MLWG Menu Labelling Workgroup Report Public Menu Labelling Workgroup (inactive)
Menu Labelling in Ontario Restaurants - Key Messages (English)

MENU LABELLING IN ONTARIO RESTAURANTS: Key Messages by the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health

Resources Key Documents MLWG Menu Labelling Workgroup Report Public Menu Labelling Workgroup (inactive)
2014 Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals

This document provides evidence-based developmental and nutrition indicators for children aged birth to 6 years for health professionals. The Guidelines were developed by registered dietitians with the OSNPPH Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group.

2014 Resources Key Documents FHNAG Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group PNG English Report Public Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group
Health Advisory Letter

The OSNPPH Family Health Advisory Group put forth a letter highlighting the role of Public Health Dietitians in the Baby Friendly Initiative.

Resources Key Documents FHNAG Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group Report Public Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group
PRÉSENTER DE L'INFORMATION SUR LA NUTRITION DANS LES RESTAURANTS DE L'ONTARIO

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

Resources Key Documents MLWG Menu Labelling Workgroup Report Public Menu Labelling Workgroup (inactive)
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 (inactive)
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
Food Allergy Risk Reduction in Infants and Young Children

Discussion Paper of the Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group of OSNPPH

Resources Key Documents FHNAG Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group Report Public Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group
Healthy Dietary Choices for Children

Healthy Dietary Choices for Children

Resources Key Documents Public OSNPPH Admin
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
Public Health Nutrition...An Investment in the Future (1998)

Public health nutrition professionals are essential to health units, bringing appropriate skills, and a unique perspective. They are the only Registered Dietitians who have the mandate to serve the entire community. Public health nutrition professionals bring many strengths to health units. By using their skills, health units can better meet the requirements of provincially mandated programs, and maximize health outcomes in their communities.

Resources Key Documents Public OSNPPH Admin
Supersize Me: A Discussion Guide for Educators (1998) [

This discussion guide has been developed in response to educators requesting a tool to help with the use of the movie Super Size Me in the classroom. We are not encouraging the use of, or endorsing, this movie and we recommend that Super Size Me only be shown in classrooms with guided discussion around the sensitive and controversial subjects presented. Be aware of stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes presented, and be sure to address these in your classroom discussion. We do not feel Super Size Me is appropriate for students below the grade 6 level.

Resources Key Documents Public OSNPPH Admin
School Food and Beverage Policy Secondary School Teacher Resource Guide

OSNPPH, through the work of the School Nutrition Workgroup, Secondary School Environments Practice Group provided feedback to the Ontario Ministry of Education, on the draft document "School Food and Beverage Policy Secondary School Teacher Resource Guide".

Communications June 2012 Resources SNWG School Nutrition Workgroup 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