The Nutrition Resource Centre has launched a free online tool for health promotion professionals and community partners involved in healthy eating and nutrition across the health continuum – NRC Navigator. The tool is designed to be a valuable resource to those involved in program and policy development.
When creating this resource, the NRC’s main objectives were to:
- Provide centralized access to the best available evidence in healthy eating and nutrition promotion, in select topic areas as identified by stakeholders
- Direct health promotion professionals to existing examples of programs and policies (at the local, national and international level)
- Direct health promotion professionals to resources and tools that can be used to adapt and implement programs and policies in their respective communities
- Encourage communication and collaboration by providing opportunities to submit, share and discuss content
The NRC Navigator can be found under the “NRC Navigator” tab of the NRC website. Initially, resources on the site will include previously vetted programs and policy development resources, mainly focused on child nutrition. Next, the NRC will add content to the NRC Navigator based on the priority topics that have been identified by our stakeholders. As the NRC Navigator grows, we will look for resources that have not previously been vetted, and will post our inclusion criteria for new resources that are added.
With the NRC Navigator, users will be able to:
- find resources by using the tool’s detailed filters and its powerful search field;
- create and email themselves a “My Resources” list;
- share links to resources via social media channels;
- discuss resources by sharing their comments; and
- submit a resource for potential inclusion using a simple, online form
Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) has operated under the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) since 1999. Through networking and collaboration, the NRC is fostering knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) and building a centre of excellence in evidence-based resources and tools that will support program and policy development throughout Ontario.
Barbara Prud’homme, Knowledge Management & Communications Coordinator
Nutrition Resource Centre, Ontario Public Health Association
T: (416) 367-3313 ext. 256