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Food & Healthy Eating

Background

 

In 2009 the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion (MPH) launched Healthy Communities, an integrated and holistic approach to health promotion.


 
 

Healthy Eating and Active Living in District of Timiskaming: A Situational Assessment Report

In 2012 the Timiskaming Health Unit worked with local partners and Du B Fit consulting to conduct a Healthy Eating Active Living Situational Assessment (HEAL SA) for the Timiskaming district under the guidance of an Advisory workgroup. The HEAL SA was intended to deepen the understanding of HEAL in relation to distinct geographic areas within the health unit district, as well as the broader determinants of health (e.g. income, social supports, age, culture and language). The goal of the HEAL SA was to determine what is making the situation better or worse, what evidence was available to support local policy development and what policies in the areas of healthy eating (access to local food), active transportation and affordable recreation were supported by community residents. Information in this report may support local decision making for healthy public policy and other actions related to HEAL where we live, learn, work and play.

Read the highlights

Read the executive summary

Read the full report 

This report builds on information in Timiskaming’s Community Picture  snapshot and full report and the Call To Action: Healthy Weights-Healthy Lives in Timiskaming.