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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The OSNPPH Workplace Nutrition Advisory Group calls on stakeholders including employers, food service operators, food distributors, union members, group benefits insurance companies and the provincial government to acknowledge that the current nutrition environment in Ontario workplaces is a significant public health issue that needs to be addressed and recognize that workplaces play a critical role in creating and maintaining a culture that encourages and models reasonable and healthy workplace practices.
The Call to Action offers a framework based on nine essential elements, which key stakeholders can use to create, implement and support a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment within their own jurisdiction using a comprehensive workplace health model. For more information on this initiative, e-mail email@example.com
- Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines for Primary Health Care Providers (2011) [PDF] - ENGLISH | FRENCH
This document provides evidence-based developmental and nutrition indicators for children aged birth to 6 years for primary health care providers. The Guidelines were developed by registered dietitians with the OSNPPH Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group.
- Food Allergy Risk Reduction in Infants and Young Children [PDF] - Discussion Paper of the Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group of OSNPPH
- Healthy Dietary Choices for Children [PDF]
- Call to Action: Creating a Healthy School Nutrition Environment (2004) [PDF] - ENGLISH | FRENCH
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.
- Public Health Nutrition...An Investment in the Future (1998) [PDF]
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.
- Supersize Me: A Discussion Guide for Educators (1998) [PDF]
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.