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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
ODPH releases position statement on responses to food insecurity - French Translation now available!
Published on Wednesday,16 November, 2016
Food Security Workgroup has developed a position statement (and French translation) and an accompanying infographic (and French translation) 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. Since its release, the Position Statement has received official endorsements from these organizations and individuals. To endorse the Position Statement, please send an email to email@example.com.
Thank you to the Food Security Workgroup for all the great work that has gone into developing these very useful resources.
ODPH response to proposed changes to Healthy Menu Choices Act
Published on Thursday,11 August, 2016
The ODPH Menu Labeling Working Group and the Executive worked in collaboration with Dietitians of Canada and Ontario Public Health Association (Nutrition Resource Centre) to submit a joint response
to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care on the proposed changes to the Healthy Menu Choices Act.
The joint response was to provide input and proposed recommended changes to the Ministry's proposed regulation, specifically related to the contextual statement that would be posted on menus.
Thank you to the Menu Labeling Working Group for their leadership and great work!