February 20, 2019
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Resources

Best Buys, Toronto Public Health:
Buying Fish for Women, Children and Families: (English and Translations)

Calcium-rich/moderate food sources resource (Sunnybrook Hospital)

Canada’s Food Guide in Various Languages

Canada’s Food Guide – My Food Guide: (Make your own personalized guide – also available in other languages)

Canada’s Food Guide – My Food Guide Serving Tracker (A template for a food journal for specific ages/sex)

 

Dietary Reference Intake Values (The “DRIs”):
Established by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), these guides set out how much of each nutrient/mineral a person needs for their age & sex. They also tell us the Upper Tolerable Level (UL) to make sure that no one is over-consuming any one nutrient – which can happen if someone is using supplements.  How to use these guides changes depending on if you are assessing or planning for individuals or groups. Please consult a Registered Dietitian to discuss further. The DRIs have been used to create Canada’s Food Guide so there’s no need to learn exact details, starting with Canada’s Food Guide is an excellent start for healthy individuals.

DRI FAQ (Health Canada)

DRI Summary

Dietitians of Canada Fact Sheets

Eat Right Ontario

Eat Right Ontario Glossary of Nutrition Terms

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby: (English and Translations) (look for “Nutrition”)

My Food Guide: (Make your own personalized guide – also available in other languages)

My Food Guide Serving Tracker (A template for a food journal for specific ages/sex)

Nutrition Label Reading Power-point Presentation

Sodium
Sodium

Sugar Stacks (fun visuals we use at times)