Many of Ontario’s leading health, food and farm groups have been working on a Food and Nutrition Strategy for the province. We know that a coordinated, cross-ministerial approach to food policies and programming has tremendous potential to make sure that Ontario’s future is one of healthy people, a strong economy, resilient ecological systems, well educated kids and much more.
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Launched just this week, Nourish is an initiative that is developing a two-year leadership development program for innovators shaping the future of food in Canadian healthcare. The Nourish Program According to their website, the national cohort will be supported to increase the role of food in patient care and community well-being. The cohort will be supported by facilitators, mentors, […]read more
Join the Nutrition Resource Centre in partnership with EPODE Canada as they examine the potential for social marketing campaigns to influence human behaviours and to help us make healthier choices like choosing water over sugar-sweetened beverages. The two organizations are hosting Using Social Marketing to Promote Water and Reduce Sugary Drinks webinar on June 9 that promises a […]read more
The Bruce Grey Food Charter continues to seek endorsements after its fall 2015 launch. It was developed by Bruce Grey Poverty Taskforce with open consultation with community members. There are dozens of such local food charters in Ontario addressing critical food policy issues for greater local food security and more vibrant agriculture. The Charter states that it is “a commitment […]read more
Headwaters Communities in Action and Dufferin County will host the second DC Moves forum on Tuesday, June 21. Executive Directors, program leads, or alternates from human service agencies in Dufferin are invited to participate and provide input. Improving agency collaboration is at the heart of DC Moves, a “made in Dufferin” initiative working to identify opportunities and develop innovative […]read more
The Government of Ontario has initiated a consultation period seeking comments on the Future of Experiential Learning in Ontario until the end of May 2016, as the Ministry of Education is expanding experiential learning to provide students with a broader range of learning opportunities that are “connected to the community”. To help inform the development of this […]read more
Will a taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages reduce consumption, and thus improve the health of Canadians? In a May 5 Webinar, Dietitians of Canada discusses its new position paper that recommends an excise tax on such beverages sold in Canada as part of addressing the negative impact of these beverages on health. While the live Nutrition Resource Centre Webinar currently is […]read more
A collection of public submissions from Sustain Ontario Members and allies.read more
Yesterday, the Ontario government introduced Bill 45, Making Healthier Choices Act, which includes provisions that would require restaurants and food service operations that are part of a chain of 20 or more establishments to post the number of calories (and potentially other nutritional information) for each food item on their menus. This was a key […]read more
Food writers in this week’s news have been turning their attention to a food system issue that often gets sidelined: labour.read more
On September 25th, the Government of Ontario released the mandate letters for the members of Premier Wynne’s Cabinet. These letters, which have historically been highly confidential, map out each Minister’s top priorities and often provide explicit direction on how to proceed on certain initiatives. Not only do they provide a window into the Premier’s approach […]read more