Response to proposed amendments of the Healthy Menu Choice Act and Food Premise Regulation
Published on Friday, 6 December, 2019
ODPH submissions to recent government consultations on proposed amendments to the Reg 50/16 of the Healthy Menu Choices Act and Food Premise Regulation 493/17 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act are now posted. Read them on our advocacy, positions and endorsement page
Many thanks to the members who helped with these responses.
No Money for Food is … Cent$less La nourriture ne suffit pas à éliminer la faim
Published on Monday,23 September, 2019
By signing our letter to federal party leaders on the What you can do?
/Que faire page
, you can support all Canadians having an adequate income for food without compromising their ability to pay for other basic necessities. Let’s send a strong message to the party leaders so that food insecurity is on the policy agenda for the next federal government.
Please take a moment to visit our webpage (English
) and watch the updated video developed by Northwestern Health Unit and view the newly designed infographic (English
ODPH will be tweeting about the campaign between now and the federal election @RDsPubHealthON
, so please like and retweet our tweets throughout the campaign!
New 2019 ODPH Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines
Published on Wednesday, 8 May, 2019
2019 English and French Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines (Birth to Six Years) for
Health Professionals are now available online at www.odph.ca/PNG. This ODPH document
provides evidence-based nutrition guidelines on the following topics:
consumption and methylmercury
influences on eating habits
nutrition resources for parents
Guidelines have been reviewed by physicians, registered nurses, lactation
consultants and registered dietitians in both public health and clinical
practice. They have also been revised using a BFI (Baby-friendly Initiative)
New Online Learning Modules to Raise the Bar for Student Nutrition Programs!
Published on Monday,22 October, 2018
Press Release re: Nutrition Month/Name Change
Published on Wednesday,11 April, 2018
NEW NAME - URL and EMAIL addresses
Published on Tuesday,12 December, 2017
Please find below our new URL and email addresses:
NEW URL is www.odph.ca
New email addresses:
Ontario Dietitians in Public Health logo revealed!
Published on Monday, 4 December, 2017
As we transition to Ontario Dietitians in Public Health, we are very pleased
to share with you our new logo (see attached)! The Name Change Committee
reviewed many logo designs and worked closely with the graphic designer to
create a versatile, clean, simple and modern look. We chose a two-toned, fresh,
natural, green which matches well with our current website and the circles
represent unity and partnership as well as demonstrate how public
health nutrition is all encompassing and comprehensive. We use both
the English and French names and after much thought and consideration opted
for including only the English acronym as the majority of our letters and
communications are in English and we are trying to build name
What does this mean?
- We are starting with an
internal soft launch of the new name and logo. We are working with our web
company to start the switch over to our new domain address (www.odph.ca) and updating the website
and email addresses for our forums and email accounts
- We will let you know once
the website is live so you can make appropriate changes to
your communications. Over the next year, the site www.odph.ca will
be redirected to our new site www.odph.ca
- There will be no change to
our twitter handle @RDsPubHealthON
- We will promote our new
name/look through social media and will send out communications to our
external partners in early January
- The name and logo can be
used for new resources
Feel free to start spreading the news of our new name!
Name Change Committee:
New Nutrition Resources for Child Care Settings have been released!
Published on Monday, 4 December, 2017
These nutrition resources were created to support
child care providers in planning and preparing healthy food for children in
their care. They reflect current best practices for creating supportive
nutrition environments in the child care setting and will help providers meet
the food and drink requirements set out in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
(section 42 of
Ont. Reg. 137/15).
Food Security Workgroup Name Change
Published on Wednesday, 8 November, 2017
Effective November 1st 2017, the ODPH’s Food
Security Workgroup (FSWG) has changed its name to the Food INsecurity Workgroup(FIWG).
The new name better reflects the
activities of the workgroup which focus on effective solutions to the problem
of household food insecurity.
Reference for the FIWG were accepted by the Executive at the October 2017
For more information, please
contact Mary Ellen Prange, FIWG Chair – email@example.com
ODPH's Response to 2017 Standards for Public Health Programs and Services
Published on Sunday,30 April, 2017
ODPH submitted a response to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care regarding the 2017 Standards for Public Health Programs and Services. Please click here to see ODPH's response.
A HUGE thanks to Kim Ouellette and Heather Thomas for drafting the letter and appreciation to the Advocacy Committee for their review and feedback.