Websites on Nutrition and Health

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Faculty of Medicine

University of Toronto

The Lancet

The New England Journal of Medicine

International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation

National

Canada's Food Guide
User-friendly guide from Health Canada on how to eat and enjoy a variety of healthy, whole foods.

Dietitians of Canada
How to find a dietitian, assess nutritional intake, and plan and prepare meals.

Canadian Nutrition Society
A national organization that connects nutrition and health professionals, researchers, policy makers and industry.

Nutrition Connections
Registered dietitians, consultants and coordinators working to meet the needs of health promotion professionals.

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
Funds cardiac research, empowers the public through education and advocates for changes to make Canadians healthier.

Meant2Prevent
A resource hub on diabetes prevention and healthy lifestyles, for families and health professionals. Created by Canadian children's hospitals.

Nutri-eSTEP
Nutrition screening tool for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Childhood Obesity Foundation
Leading a societal shift toward healthy eating and active lifestyles.

Provincial (Ontario)

Ontario Healthy Kids Strategy
Aims to improve child health through a focus on pregnancy and early childhood, healthy food choices and building communities for active kids.

Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy
A 2017 report on three strategic directions and 25 action areas designed to improve Ontario's food systems and the health of its people.

Ontario Student Nutrition Program
Helps schools and community partners develop local programs that offer students nutritious food at breakfast, lunch and during snack times. 

Best Start
Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre 

Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health
Secondary, tertiary and quaternary services, delivered in community and hospital settings.

International

Global Nutrition Report
This 2020 report looks beyond global and national patterns to reveal inequalities in nutrition outcomes within countries and populations.

LactaPedia, Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation
This free, online resource aims to create a consistent and research-based terminology for human lactation.

Diabetes

Diabetes Canada
Helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while working to find a cure.

Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation
Promotes education and clinical innovation for prevention and self-management of childhood diabetes. Offers resources and programs for school-age kids, especially in the Simcoe region of Ontario.

SickKids' Family Resources

AboutKidsHealth
An education resource for children and families, by trusted health-care experts at The Hospital for Sick Children. 

Centre for Global Child Health
A hub for SickKids' global child-health activities, including research, capacity building, policy development and advocacy.

Centre for Healthy Active Kids
SickKids' centre that addresses childhood obesity and promotes healthy nutrition and physical activity for all kids.

Physical Activity

24 Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years
Movement guidelines on amount and intensity of physical activity, sleep, and limits to sedentary time for children aged 5 to 17, from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth
Movement guidelines for children aged 5 to 17, from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. 

Outdoor Play Canada
A network of leaders and organizations working to galvanize an outdoor play movement across Canada.

Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group
This group is based at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and aims to improve the child health and well-being.