Health Canada recognizes the important role healthy eating plays in promoting the health of children and youth. Numerous resources, including dietary guidance, research and reports and tools and resources, have been developed to support evidence-based policy and program development.
Research and reports on specific issues related to children and youth are provided to help inform current initiatives.
The supplement was developed collaboratively with the University of Saskatchewan and the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo.
This paper was prepared for the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Health Canada, in collaboration with a working group of the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Group on Nutrition (FPTGN).
A journal supplement contains a series of seven articles that:
These articles highlight the importance of integrating action on healthy eating and physical activity within a broader comprehensive school health framework. They include key findings from scientific background papers, which provided the evidence to inform the development of the 2008 WHO School Policy Framework. The articles acknowledge that further research is needed to strengthen the evidence base to inform future programs and policies.
These reports were prepared for the Healthy Living Issue Group of the Public Health Network through a collaborative effort between the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Group on Nutrition