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Wednesday, May 11
 

08:30

Opening Remarks (Hon. Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health and Long-term Care)
Moderators
avatar for Pegeen Walsh

Pegeen Walsh

Executive Director, Ontario Public Health Association

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Dipika Damerla, MPP

Hon. Dipika Damerla, MPP

Associate Minister of Health and Long-term Care, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
Dipika Damerla was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2011 as the MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville. She was re-elected in 2014.   Damerla currently serves as Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, responsible for Long-Term Care and Wellness. Damerla was... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 08:30 - 08:40
Colony Ballroom

08:30

What do we mean by "healthy" food environment? (Marlene Schwartz, UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity)
We all want an environment where healthy eating is possible and easy for our clients, patients, the public, and ourselves. But what would such an environment look like? What do we mean by "healthy" and how would a healthy food environment balance the values of health and choice? This opening session will reflect on potential answers to these important and provocative questions.

Moderators
avatar for Pegeen Walsh

Pegeen Walsh

Executive Director, Ontario Public Health Association

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Schwartz

Marlene Schwartz

Director, UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Dr. Schwartz is Director for the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies. Dr. Schwartz's research and community service address how home environments, school landscapes, neighborhoods, and the media shape the eating attitudes and... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 08:30 - 09:20
Colony Ballroom

09:30

Ontario's food environments - How healthy are they? (Jason Gilliland, Western University)

This presentation will provide an overview of the current literature on the link between food environments and diet-related outcomes, and also highlight the current state of the food environment across Ontario.


Moderators
avatar for Lynn Roblin

Lynn Roblin

Consultant, Nutrition Resource Centre

Speakers
avatar for Jason Gilliland

Jason Gilliland

Director and Full Professor, Urban Development Program, Department of Geography, Health Sciences and Paediatrics at the University of Western Ontario
Dr. Gilliland is an award-winning teacher and researcher who is known internationally for his research on urban planning and public health issues. Dr. Gilliland believes that by gaining a better understanding of how environmental characteristics influence population health and... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 09:30 - 09:50
Colony Ballroom

09:50

How can we transform food environments to make healthy eating possible? A review of the science (Leia Minaker, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact)

To make healthy diets easier and sustainable for Ontarians, we need to transform the food environment. Many ways to change the food environment to support health are being explored: increasing the availability of healthy foods in corner stores, taxation of foods and drinks that do not support health, menu labelling, regulating food marketing, altering municipal zoning bylaws, and many more. What does the science say about the effectiveness of these different options? This presentation will focus on intervention research and highlight effective strategies for transforming the food environment to promote healthier eating.


Moderators
avatar for Lynn Roblin

Lynn Roblin

Consultant, Nutrition Resource Centre

Speakers
avatar for Leia Minaker, University of Waterloo

Leia Minaker, University of Waterloo

Assistant Professor, School of Planning
Leia Minaker is an assistant professor in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo and an Affiliated Scientist at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact. She received a PhD in public health from the University of Alberta in 2013, and currently holds a Canadian... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 09:50 - 10:10
Colony Ballroom

10:10

Are healthy eating and body weights possible for children? Findings of a new Report Card on Healthy Food Environments and Nutrition for Children and Youth (Kim Raine, University of Alberta)

Poor nutrition and obesity are major health concerns among Canada's children and youth. Do food environments support or hinder efforts to promote healthy eating and prevent obesity among young people?

This session presents the findings of Canada's first-ever Report Card on Healthy Food Environments and Nutrition for Children and Youth. The Report Card assesses how current environments and policies support or create barriers to improving children's dietary behaviours and body weights.   By assigning  grades of A through F to 41 indicators of policies and actions within 4 micro-environments (physical, communication, economic, social) and within the political macro-environment, the Report Card aims to increase public, practitioner and policymaker awareness of the relevance and status of food environments for children and youth, and to support and develop enhanced programming and policies in areas that require further action.  Participants will learn how the Report Card is a novel tool to monitor children's food environments and supportive policies, inform stakeholders, and engage discussion. Possibilities for creating local Report Cards through use of a tool kit and to enable action on childhood obesity will also be explored.


Moderators
avatar for Lynn Roblin

Lynn Roblin

Consultant, Nutrition Resource Centre

Speakers
avatar for Kim Raine

Kim Raine

Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
My research program, Promoting Optimal Weights through Ecological Research (POWER) explores the social and environmental determinants of the emerging obesity epidemic. My team’s research explores the ways in which social conditions and people’s behaviours (particularly food... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 10:10 - 10:30
Colony Ballroom

15:00

Making healthy eating possible: Key principles and opportunities for influencing the food environment (Panel)
This session will explore the key challenges encountered and successful principles being used by those who are working to improve the food environment. From schools, to workplaces, to corner stores, speakers will share their own experiences operating in a wide array of settings and what they learned in their efforts to enact meaningful and lasting transformations to the broad web of influences that affects our everyday food choices. The session covers a wide range of topics and is applicable to all those interested in or currently working to improve the food environment from the national to the local level.

Speakers
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Laurie Dojeiji

Network Manager and Senior Planner - Health Promotion, Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network
Laurie Dojeiji is the Program Manager for the Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network (CCPN), a multi-sector partnership of organizations that is housed at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and working collaboratively to reduce heart disease and stroke among... Read More →
avatar for Katie German

Katie German

Field to Table Schools Manager, FoodShare
Katie German is a certified high school teacher and urban farmer. She coordinates the School Grown program, a youth employment focused schoolyard farming social enterprise. She brings over 15 years of working with youth, designing educational programs, and facilitating meaningful... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Mah

Catherine Mah

Assistant Professor, Memorial University Faculty of Medicine
Catherine L. Mah, MD FRCPC PhD leads the Food Policy Lab, a multidisciplinary program of research in the policy and practice of public health, with a focus on health-promoting innovations in the food system. Her work integrates population health intervention research and policy... Read More →
avatar for Andra Taylor

Andra Taylor

Regional Dietitian for the Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals Initiative, Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network


Wednesday May 11, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Colony Ballroom

16:00

Healthy eating in today's food environment . . . Is it possible?
Speakers
avatar for Pegeen Walsh

Pegeen Walsh

Executive Director, Ontario Public Health Association


Wednesday May 11, 2016 16:00 - 16:15
Colony Ballroom
 
Thursday, May 12
 

08:30

08:45

09:45

How health units can advocate for BIG with communities and municipalities
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Simon

Lisa Simon

Associate Medical Officer of Health, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit


10:50

BIG - What’s happening on the ground
Speakers
CD

Carolyn Doris

Public Health Nutritionist, Peterborough Public Health Unit


11:20

Position statement on Responses to Food Insecurity
Speakers
ME

Mary Ellen Prange

Dietitian, City of Hamilton Public Health Services


11:45

12:45

Promoting Good Nutrition through Building Supportive Food Environments: Community and Policy Perspectives
Speakers
avatar for Kim Raine

Kim Raine

Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
My research program, Promoting Optimal Weights through Ecological Research (POWER) explores the social and environmental determinants of the emerging obesity epidemic. My team’s research explores the ways in which social conditions and people’s behaviours (particularly food... Read More →


14:00

OSNPPH Workplace Workgroup Toolkit update
Speakers
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Ellen Gregg

Public Health Nutritionist, Waterloo Public Health


14:25

15:10

16:10

Dietitians of Canada Update
Speakers
avatar for Pat Vanderkooy

Pat Vanderkooy

Public Relations Manager, Dietitians of Canada


16:25

Closing Remarks
Moderators
avatar for Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health

Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health

Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health

 
Friday, May 13
 

10:15

10:30

Mindless eating in our toxic food environment
Speakers
avatar for Christine Tenk

Christine Tenk

Faculty, Brescia University College, Western University


12:30

Talking about the Food Guide without talking about the Food Guide
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Sygo

Jennifer Sygo

Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist, Cleveland Clinic Canada
Jennifer Sygo is a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist with Cleveland Clinic Canada. Under her supervision, clients learn to integrate a nutritional component to their lifestyle management or wellness program. Ms. Sygo has a special interest in helping those with nutritional... Read More →


13:30

14:20

Effective messaging for advocacy
Speakers
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Larry Hershfield

Principal, Larry Hershfield & Associates


15:40

Closing Remarks
Sponsors
avatar for Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health

Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health

Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health