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Food/Nutrition

Health Check – a population health approach to helping Canadians make healthy choices

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Health Check

 

I Overview
II Background – how it began
III Health Check today
IV How the program works
V The criteria
VI How Health Check is making a difference
VII Concrete examples
VIII Resources for Canadians
IX Conclusion

-submitted by Carol Dombrow, Heart and Stroke Foundation registered dietitian

 

Call for Papers: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

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Deadline: February 11, 2011

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

ATTENTION:          Professionals          Researchers           Graduate Students

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Essential Principles of Small- and Mid-Scale Food Value Chain Development

Manuscripts due February 15, 2011

For details about JAFSCD and author guidelines, visit
http://www.AgDevJournal.com/submissions.

Online Resources Related to Feature 678

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The People’s Food Policy Project
http://peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/home

The People’s Food Policy Project website includes information about the project, resources and a mailing list. The ten themed policy discussion papers are available at http://www.peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/DP. The detailed Kitchen Table Talk participation guide is available at http://peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/hostktt.

It’s Not Just Gym Anymore

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I Introduction
II Report card on physical activity
III Health and physical education
IV How the curriculum was developed
V What’s in the curriculum?
VI The challenge now

--submitted by Chris Markham, Executive Director and C.E.O., (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) Ophea

I Introduction

NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler)

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NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler) is a fast and simple way to assess eating habits and identify nutrition problems early in young children 3–5 years of age. The NutriSTEP® questionnaire includes 17 items covering: food and nutrient intake, physical growth, developmental and physical capabilities, physical activity, food security and the feeding environment. It is intended for use by community professionals and should be completed by the child’s parent or primary caregiver, whoever is most knowledgeable about the child’s eating and other health habits.

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