The Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) is the official voice of Registered Dietitians working in public health in Ontario.

The society's mission is to provide a leadership forum and official voice for public health nutrition practice in Ontario.

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Weight Inclusive Approach to Public Health

Posted on :Friday,12 July, 2024

Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) is pleased to announce the release of our updated position statement on a weight-inclusive approach to addressing weight stigma in public health and beyond. You can read the full position statement, executive summary, resources for further learning and scenarios appendix here: . The position statement identifies weight bias and the resulting stigma and discrimination as a significant public health problem and...

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The child care menu planning guidelines have been updated!

Posted on :Monday, 4 March, 2024

The Child Care Menu Planning - Practical Guide has been updated to help child care providers ensure all meals, snacks, and beverages served in child care settings meet healthy eating recommendations for children one year of age or older. It includes information on: menu planning foods and beverages amounts to prepare sample menu. Click here to download your copy or to access additional menu planning resources. Connect with your Public Health Unit...

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ODPH Recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

Posted on :Thursday,28 September, 2023

In recognition of September 30th as the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, ODPH acknowledges that food has been used as a weapon against Indigenous peoples to disconnect them from their land, culture, language, identity and well-being. Instead of providing sustenance to support the growth and development of children, starvation experiments and purposeful withholding of nutrients for human deficiency experimentation occurred at residential schools. This was done as part of a system intent on...

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Updated food insecurity position statement now available

Posted on :Wednesday, 2 December, 2020

ODPH's updated position statement on food insecurity can now be found as part of the No Money For Food is…Cent$less campaign.  ODPH recommends effective responses for the urgent public health problem of food insecurity, a situation which has only gotten worse with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read the executive summary and full position statement at .  An infographic is available at ...

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ODPH responds to public health modernization discussion paper

Posted on :Thursday, 5 March, 2020

ODPH's response to the PH Modernization discussion paper survey is now posted.  Please go to our Advocacy, Position & Endorsement page   to see the letter and appendix sent to the Ministry.   Thank you to the Co-Chairs for making it happen and to everyone who participated in planning discussions and in drafting and editing our response!

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