Please find below some helpful links about health and child nutrition initiatives taking place in Canada.
The Art of Living Well
BFL spokeperson Rose Reisman's the Art of Living Well features great recipes and tips about delicious healthy food, as well as inspiring fitness ideas for getting started and staying motivated. The Art of Living Well also includes discussions other important areas of our lives, from the health of finances, to relationships with friends and family.
The Canadian Home and School Federation
The Canadian Home and School Federation (CHSF) is the national voice of parents, promoting excellence in public education as well as the social well being of children and youth. CHSF is a national, non-profit and non-partisan umbrella organization for provincial affiliates representing parents committed to improving the quality of education available to their children.
CBC Weight of the World Challenge
Weight of the World is intended to inform Canadian youth about their health in an interesting and challenging way and to kick-start activities and discussions in schools, community groups, libraries, summer camps and even at home. The ultimate challenge is for students to get more exercise and adopt healthier diets.
EatRight Ontario is designed to help improve health and quality of life through healthy, nutritious eating.
Many Hands, One Dream
Many Hands, One Dream: New perspectives on the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth is a collaborative initiative aimed at building a new vision of health that has children, youth and families at its core.
Menu of Choices
Menu of Choices is an online resource that provides quality information and tools that support your school community in addressing healthy eating.
Brought to you by the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Healthy Promotion, notgonnakillyou.ca is all about getting active, eating right, and getting and staying healthy.
Physical and Healthy Education Canada (PHE Canada)
A national site which provides excellent information for educators and parents on quality daily physical education and school health.
Canadian Association for School Health
CASH is a national association composed of provincial/territorial coalitions whose members promote the health of children and youth through school-related health promotion.
Canadian Council of Food Nutrition
A national site providing current nutrition information, consumer education resources and scientific reports.
Canadian Health Network
A national, bilingual internet-based health information service funded by Health Canada. The information is provided by a network of Canadian Health organizations. This site aims to provide a wide range of trustworthy health information.
Canadian Institute of Child Health
This is a non-profit organization that through research, advocacy and partnerships works to ensure the health of children. The site includes information on projects and activities.
Communities and Schools Promoting Health
A gateway to information on comprehensive school health (CSH) and health promoting schools (HPS). Provides links to research, reports, how-to manuals, planning & assessment tools, and lesson plans.
Dietitians of Canada
A national site providing resources including fact sheets, frequently asked questions, a directory of registered dietitians in private practice and an interactive component to help assess food choices, activity patterns and body weight.
Health Canada, Food and Nutrition
This national site provides the latest nutrition guidelines and changes to regulations such as nutrition labeling. You can also download or order a copy of Canada's Food Guide and other nutrition resources.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a national voluntary non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of Canadians by preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke through research, health promotion and advocacy.
The National Children’s Alliance
The National Children's Alliance is a network of 69 national organizations committed to improving the lives of children and youth in Canada.
Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA)
Ophea supports Ontario's school communities through advocacy, quality program supports and partnerships to enable children and youth to lead active, healthy lives.