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The ODPH seeks to raise the profile and power of:

 

The Society

To make sure that ODPH members are respected as experts and leaders in public health dietetics, and that ODPH is recognized as a valuable organization

Our Profession

To make sure that dietitians are recognized as crucial voices in public health conversations

Our Advocacy Efforts

To make sure that the steps we take to providing a healthier environment are effective, and to ensure that the partnerships and collaborations we engage in move us closer to this goal.  Our advocacy efforts include letters, endorsements and position statements.

 
Advocacy Letters:
 
 
Document Name Type Description Categories Status Uploaded by
ODPH Response to HC Infant Formula Consultation

Submission to Health Canada on their proposed restructured framework regarding Foods for Special Dietary Use and Infant Foods

Advocacy 2024 Public ODPH Admin
Letter to PHAC on the Postpartum Guide to health and caring for your baby.

This is an advocacy letter sent to Public Health Agency of Canada recommending changes to the resource.

Communications FHNAG Advocacy activities 2024 Public Executive
PHAC Letter for suggested changes to: Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy Resource

This is an advocacy letter to Public Health Agency of Canada, suggesting changes to the resource "Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy"

Communications FHNAG Advocacy activities 2024 Public Executive
Letter re: Livable Basic Income ACt

Letter sent to members of the National Finance Committee of the Senate of Canada urging their support of Bill S-233, National Framework for a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income Act.

Advocacy 2023 Public ODPH Admin
Ob*sity Canada Pediatric Guidelines

Letter expressing concern with Ob*sity Canada's blog supporting the release of the 2023 AAP CPG

Advocacy 2023 Public ODPH Admin
ODPH and Food Allergy Canada Letter

Letter to Minister Jones requesting ODB program amendments to cover specialized infant formulas to support infants and children with medical diagnosis.

Advocacy 2023 Public ODPH Admin
ODPH & Food Allergy Canada - Call to Action

Letter to Health Canada requesting amendments to the ODB program to cover specialized infant formulas to support infants and children with medical diagnosis

Advocacy 2023 Public ODPH Admin
Letter to Health Canada on the History of Canada's Food Guide

Letter to Health Canada highlighting concerns ODPH has with how the history of Canada’s Food Guide currently is represented on their website.

Advocacy 2023 Public ODPH Admin
Recommendations to PHAC Postpartum Guide

Letter to PHAC regarding their new resource Your Guide to Postpartum Health and Caring for Your Newborn and the weight-based content within this resource.

FHNAG Advocacy Body Diversity and Health Equity 2023 Public ODPH Admin
ODPH FSWG Submission ERO109-6813

FSWG Submission to the proposed provincial planning statement (ERO109-6813) - submitted July 27 2023

Communications Advocacy Public Food Systems Workgroup
Letter re HC consultation on restricting food advertising to children June 15 2023

Response to Health Canada's consultation on proposed policy re: restricting food and beverage advertising to children.

Communications response letter Advocacy activities 2023 Public Executive
Backgrounder: Monitoring Food Affordability and Inadequacy of Social Assistance Rates

Backgrounder accompanying resolution Food Affordability Monitoring and Inadequacy of Social Assistance Rates submitted by ODPH for alPHa AGM in June 2023

Communications FIWG Advocacy 2023 Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Monitoring Food Affordability and Inadequacy of Social Assistance Rates

resolution submitted by ODPH to alPHa for consideration at June 2023 AGM

Communications Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Advocacy 2023 Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
ODPH Submission to Ontario Pre-Budget Consultation

ODPH FIWG submission to Ontario Government pre-budget consultation - February 10, 2023

Communications Advocacy 2023 Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Letter to CODE-COMOH re SNP advocacy Jan 30 2023

f/u letter re recommendations for SNPs from 2021 letter

Communications SNP School Nutrition Workgroup Advocacy 2023 Public School Nutrition Workgroup
Letter re federal consultation on school food policy

Letter on behalf of ODPH written by SNWG and FIWG Dec 2022

Communications Executive December Advocacy 2022 Public Executive
ODPH FSWG response to Bill 23 Nov 2022

FSWG Response to Bill-23 "More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022" submitted November 17 2022

Communications Advocacy Public Food Systems Workgroup
FINAL ODPH response to discussion paper questions Feb 2020

sent to ministry Feb 14 2020

Communications February Executive Advocacy 2020 Public Advocacy Committee
FINAL- letter to PH Modernization team

Final version sent to ministry Feb 14 2020

Communications February Executive Advocacy 2020 Public Advocacy Committee
Response to proposed amendments to the Ontario Food Premise regulations - Nov 2019

ODPH response to proposed changes to Food Premise Regulations 493/17 November 2019 - submitted by email form

Communications November Executive Advocacy 2019 Public Executive
Response to proposed changes to the HMCA 2015 - Nov 2019

ODPH response to proposed amendments to the HCMA 2015; submitted as an attachment to an email form Nov 2019

Communications November Executive Advocacy 2019 Public Executive
Ontario Healthy Parks Healthy People consultation responses Nov 22 2019

content submitted by on-line survey

Communications Executive Advocacy 2019 Public Executive
ODPH, DC and CPS letter: Recommendation to set a maximum level for arsenic in apple juice and rice products for infants and young children

Letter to the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the CFIA regarding setting a maximum level for arsenic in rice products and apple juice for young children.

Communications FHNAG Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group Advocacy 2019 Public Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group
letter re Public Health Modernization - final June 3 2019

letter to Minister Elliott re Public Health Modernization June 3 2019

Communications June Executive Advocacy 2019 Public Executive
ODPH support for Children Count Task Force recommendations

April, 9, 2019 ODPH members sent a letter of support to Ministers. Lisa Macleod, Lisa Thompson, Christine, Elliott and MPP Robin Martin regarding the recommendations of the Children Count Task Force.

Communications Executive School Nutrition Workgroup Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group Advocacy 2019 Public Executive
Letter in Support of Bill 60, establishing a Social Assistance Research Commission

ODPH members support Bill 60, establishing a Social Assistance Research Commission

Communications Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Advocacy 2019 Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Letter of support to pass Bill S-228, the Child Health Protection Act

ODPH members support passing of Senate Bill S-228 regarding marketing to children

Communications Advocacy 2019 Public Executive
Federal Cannabis Edibles Consultation - Health Canada

ODPH Edible Cannabis WG response to Cannabis Act- Feb. 2019

Communications Advocacy 2019 Public Executive
ODPH Consultation letter to Guide to Application of Child Health Protection Act

ODPH M2K Workgroup response to Guide to Application of Child Health Protection Act Bill S-228 Feb. 2019

Communications Advocacy 2019 Public Executive
ODPH letter Food Literacy in the Curriculum Dec 2018

letter from ODPH re food literacy in the curriculum, response to consultation Dec 2018

Communications Executive December Food Literacy Workgroup School Nutrition Workgroup 2018 Advocacy Public Executive
Joint letter on Food Literacy to Ministry of Education Dec 2018

letter from ODPH, DC, OHEA, OPHA for MEd Curriculum consultation Dec 2018

Communications Executive December Food Literacy Workgroup School Nutrition Workgroup 2018 Advocacy Public Executive
ODPH Letter re: Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy

Letter to the Federal Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development regarding Opportunity For All: Canada's First Poverty Reduction Strategy, Household Food Insecurity Measurement and Basic Income Pilot.

Communications Executive Food Insecurity Workgroup 2018 Advocacy Public Executive
Letter of thanks - DC - unlockfood. ca

Communications 2018 Advocacy Public Executive
Food Security Workgroup Letter to CBC Radio

Letter to CBC Radio about their 2016 Sounds of the Season campaign from an income response to food security perspective.

Communications food security workgroup FSWG 2016 Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Advocacy Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
ODPH FSWG Thank You Letter to alPHa, June 2016

ODPH FSWG Thank you letter written to alPHa for their endorsement of our Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity, June 2016.

Communications June food security workgroup FSWG 2016 Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Advocacy Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Letter to the Premier, Deputy Premier and Minister of Community and Social Services about the ODPH Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity

Letter to the Premier, Deputy Premier and Minister of Community and Social Services about the ODPH Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity and urging them to make social policy reforms that could diminish poverty (April 2016).

Communications food security workgroup FSWG 2016 Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Advocacy Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
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Endorsements:
 
 
Document Name Type Description Categories Status Uploaded by
Endorsements for Food Insecurity Position Statement

A list of endorsements for the Position Statement that have been received as March 31, 2017.

Resources December food security workgroup FSWG endorsement 2016 Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Ottawa Principles Endorsment Letter

A letter from ODPH to the Childhood Obesity Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation endorsing the ‘Ottawa Principles’. These are a series of principles that outline the scope and regulatory measures needed to curb children’s exposure to persuasive marketing of food and beverages. While the principles do differ slightly from our organization’s position, we have chosen to fully support them.

Communications March Executive 2015 letter of support endorsement M2K Public Executive
Call for action for the development of an Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy - ODPH sponsored alPHa resolution

ODPH is advocating for the development of an Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy (OFNS), and has contributed to this as a member of the Ontario Collaborative Group for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (OCGHEPHA) – a provincial collaboration of not-for-profit, public health and academic organizations dedicated to addressing population-based issues relating to healthy eating, physical activity, healthy weights and the determinants of health, including food access, availability and adequacy. In April 2012, ODPH sponsored an Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) resolution calling for the developing of a provincial food and nutrition strategy.

Communications April 2012 Executive letter of support endorsement Public Executive
Call for the prohibition of advertising and sale of energy drinks to children and adolescents - ODPH sponsored alPHa resolutio

ODPH sponsored an Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) resolution to recommend that Health Canada and the Province of Ontario prohibit the advertising and sale of energy drinks to children and adolescents

Communications April 2012 Executive letter of support endorsement Public Executive
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ODPH Position Statements:
 
Document Name Type Description Categories Status Uploaded by
Weight Inclusivity Checklist

This checklist can serve as a tool for assessing the prevalence of weight bias within your organization and ensure that messaging reflects a weight-inclusive approach. The PDF below is a fillable document.

position statement weight bias Public ODPH Admin
Position Statement and Recommendations on Responses to Food Insecurity 2020 (FR)

Énoncé de position et recommandations sur les réponses à l'insécurité alimentaire

Resources position statement Public Cent$less
Position Statement and Recommendations on Responses to Food Insecurity 2020 (EN)

ODPH position statement and recommendations on responses to food insecurity. 2020. English

Resources position statement Public Cent$less
Position Statement and Recommendations on Responses to Food Insecurity 2020 (EN)

ODPH position statement and recommendations on responses to food insecurity. 2020. English

Resources position statement Public Cent$less
Addressing Weight Bias: Call to Action (FRENCH)

Les préjugés liés au poids: le temps d’agir. November 2019. Developed for use with public health colleagues or community organizations working to reduce weight bias.

position statement weight bias Public Executive
Food insecurity infographic Nov 2019

food insecurity infographic revised Nov 2019. developed for Cent$less campaign

November position statement FIWG 2019 Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Addressing Weight Bias: Call to Action (English)

Update coming soon. Developed for use with public health colleagues or community organizations working to reduce weight bias. November 2019

position statement weight bias Public Body Diversity Workgroup
Health and Wellbeing Philosophy and Approach to Weight

ODPH Health and Wellbeing Philosophy and Approach to Weight

June position statement weight bias 2018 Public Southwest RD Group
French Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity

French translation of the position statement on responses to food insecurity.

November Resources food security workgroup Report FSWG position statement 2016 Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
The Nine Essential Elements of a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment

This document outlines the definitions of success for each of the Nine Essential Elements of a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment.

WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup 2015 call to action position statement Public ODPH Admin
Income-Related Policy Recommendations to Address Food Insecurity

Income-Related Policy Recommendations to Address Food Insecurity (hyperlink to document) provides a detailed analysis of three policy areas (basic income guarantee, adequate social assistance, and reducing precarious employment) that address the root cause of food insecurity. Developed by the ODPH Food Security Workgroup, November 2015. This document accompanies the Position statement on the Responses to Food Insecurity and the Food Insecurity Infographic.

November Resources 2015 food security workgroup Report FSWG position statement Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity

Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity - Developed by the ODPH Food Security Workgroup to increase awareness among public health staff and management about the growing problem of household food insecurity in Ontario and the urgent need to advocate for effective responses.

November Resources 2015 food security workgroup Report FSWG position statement Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Menu Labelling in Ontario Restaurants - A Position Paper by ODPH (French)

Un exposé de principes de la Société ontarienne des professionne(le)s de la nutrition en santé publique Groupe de travail sur l’étiquetage des menus

2014 Resources Key Documents MLWG Menu Labelling Workgroup french Report position statement Public Menu Labelling Workgroup (inactive)
Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Video

Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - video. This video accompanies the Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Report and Key Messages Documents, 2012

2012 WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup call to action position statement video Public ODPH Admin
Serving Up Nutrition Information in Ontario Restaurants: A Position Paper by the Ontario Dietitians in Public Health

ODPH supports menu labelling and calls upon the provincial government to enact menu labelling legislation requiring the prominent display of calorie and sodium content of food items at the point of sale in restaurants in Ontario, as an important step toward creating healthy and supportive food environments for Ontarians. For more information, e-mail info@odph.ca

2014 Resources Key Documents MLWG Menu Labelling Workgroup Report position statement Public Menu Labelling Workgroup (inactive)
Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Report

Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Report. This Report accompanies the Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment Key Messages Document and video, 2012.

2012 Resources WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup call to action Report position statement Public ODPH Admin
Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Key Messages

Key Messages for the Creation a Healthy Workplace Call to Action - Key Messages. accompanies the Call to Action: Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment - Report

Communications 2012 Resources WNAG Workplace Nutrition Advisory Workgroup call to action position statement key messages Public ODPH Admin
Call to Action on Food Security - Food Security Cover Sheet

Should we be content that some Ontarians are missing-out on a key opportunity for good health – food security? Does it cause you pause that annual Nutritious Food Basket surveys repeatedly show that many people with low-incomes – both from wages as well as from assistance -- can’t afford healthy eating after meeting other essentials such as housing? Are you comfortable that prosperity is being side-tracked and food bank use is substantially increasing? To learn more about solutions you could promote, check-out the "Call to Action on Food Security” toolkit, which has been developed jointly by OPHA’s Food Security Workgroup and the Ontario Dietitians in Public Health. (June 2011)

2011 Resources food security workgroup Report position statement Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Call to Action on Food Security - Food Security Key Messages

Should we be content that some Ontarians are missing-out on a key opportunity for good health – food security? Does it cause you pause that annual Nutritious Food Basket surveys repeatedly show that many people with low-incomes – both from wages as well as from assistance -- can’t afford healthy eating after meeting other essentials such as housing? Are you comfortable that prosperity is being side-tracked and food bank use is substantially increasing? To learn more about solutions you could promote, check-out the "Call to Action on Food Security” toolkit, which has been developed jointly by OPHA’s Food Security Workgroup and the Ontario Dietitians in Public Health. (June 2011)

2011 Resources food security workgroup Report position statement Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
Call to Action on Food Security - Food Security Key Messages Background

Should we be content that some Ontarians are missing-out on a key opportunity for good health – food security? Does it cause you pause that annual Nutritious Food Basket surveys repeatedly show that many people with low-incomes – both from wages as well as from assistance -- can’t afford healthy eating after meeting other essentials such as housing? Are you comfortable that prosperity is being side-tracked and food bank use is substantially increasing? To learn more about solutions you could promote, check-out the "Call to Action on Food Security” toolkit, which has been developed jointly by OPHA’s Food Security Workgroup and the Ontario Dietitians in Public Health. (June 2011)

2011 Resources food security workgroup Report position statement Food Insecurity Workgroup FIWG Public Food Insecurity Workgroup
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