Health Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Common menu bar links

Help the Government of Canada organize its website! Complete an anonymous 5-minute questionnaire. Start now.
Food and Nutrition

Children and Healthy Eating

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.

Dietary Guidance

Research and Reports

Research and reports on specific issues related to children and youth are provided to help inform current initiatives.

Healthy Eating After School

Read more...

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).

School Health

Next link will take you to another Web site Supportive Environments for Learning: healthy eating and physical activity within comprehensive school health

A journal supplement contains a series of seven articles that:

  • summarize the state of knowledge on policy options to support healthy eating and physical activity in the school setting;
  • describe roles of stakeholders; and
  • provide an overview of monitoring and evaluating the implementation of school policies.

Read more...

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 Next link will take you to another Web site 2008 WHO School Policy Framework. The articles acknowledge that further research is needed to strengthen the evidence base to inform future programs and policies.

The supplement was developed collaboratively with the Next link will take you to another Web site Public Health Agency of Canada and the Next link will take you to another Web site Joint Consortium for School Health.

Cooking and Food Preparation Skills

Read more...

These reports were prepared for the Healthy Living Issue Group of the Next link will take you to another Web site Public Health Network through a collaborative effort between the Next link will take you to another Web site Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Group on Nutrition

Tools and Resources:

Physical Activity

Programs

School Health

Surveillance

Childhood Obesity Prevention