Nutrition

Healthy eating plays an important role in promoting health and helps to prevent obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Healthy eating relates both to the choices people make about what to eat and the broader issue of food security.

What you will find

These resources provide Canadian and international information to help you plan programs that promote healthy food choices. For more information, please visit the Best Practices section for interventions related to healthy eating.

Data

A first step to planning a program or policy change on healthy eating is to understand the topic through surveillance data on eating habits.

Canadian Data

Aboriginal

Provincial/Territorial Data

British Columbia

Ontario

Quebec

International Data

Australia

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

World Health Organization (WHO)

Evidence on the cost of interventions

Cost information can inform decisions about best intervention options:

Canada

International

Ireland

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Government Strategies (Frameworks, Action Plans, etc.)

Several Canadian provinces and international jurisdictions have a specific healthy weights strategy for children and youth, as well as strategies for healthy eating and physical activity. For this information, please see the topic pages on childhood obesity, healthy eating and physical activity.

Canadian Strategies

Aboriginal

Health Canada

Provincial/Territorial Strategies

Alberta

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Northwest Territories/Nunavut

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Yukon

International Strategies

France

  • Programme national nutrition santé 2011-2015 (French only). Multisectoral national nutrition and health program with the goal of reducing risk factors for chronic disease through a focus on nutrition. République Française (2011).

Scotland

United States

World Health Organization (WHO)

Guidance

Canadian Guidance

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy

Provincial/Territorial Guidance

Atlantic

Alberta

Ontario

International Guidance

Australia

Europe

Netherlands

New Zealand

United Kingdom

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

United Nations

United States

World Health Organization (WHO)

Systematic Reviews of the Research

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