Towards a Healthier Canada - Dashboard (2015)

Provincial/Territorial Healthy Weights Dashboard (2015)

(Note: A 2015 means there was a change from 2013)

AREA OF ACTION: STRATEGY 2.1:  SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENTS: Making social and physical environments where children live, learn and play more supportive of physical activity and healthy eating.

2.1.1 Healthy Food Initiatives

2.1.1.1 Baby-friendly Initiative
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Nunavut: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway; Identified as Champion
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway; Identified as Champion
Prince Edward Island: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway

2.1.1.2 Infant feeding recommendations for health professionals in Canada
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Nunavut: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Prince Edward Island: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway

2.1.1.3 Early prevention and intervention
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Nunavut: Activity in place/underway
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: No entry
Prince Edward Island: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway

2.1.1.4 Food guidelines in child daycare settings
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway; Identified as Champion
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Nunavut: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway (2015)
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Prince Edward Island: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.1.1.5 Screening tool to identify preschoolers at risk for nutritional concerns
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Alberta: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Prince Edward Island: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway

2.1.1.6 Adaptation and implementation of WHO Growth Charts
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway; Identified as Champion
Alberta: Activity in place/underway
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Nunavut: Activity in place/underway
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Prince Edward Island: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.1.2 School Initiatives


2.1.2.1 Active and safe routes to schools and travel planning
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration (2015)
Nunavut: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Prince Edward Island: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration

2.1.2.2 Comprehensive school health initiatives
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Nunavut: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Prince Edward Island: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway

2.1.2.3 School food guidelines
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway; identified as Champion
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration (2015)
Nunavut: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Prince Edward Island: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway

2.1.2.4 Promotion of physical activity among youth in the after school period
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway; Identified as Champion
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Nunavut: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Prince Edward Island: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.1.3 Urban Planning and Rural Planning


2.1.3.1 Community design initiatives
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Saskatchewan: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.1.3.2 Professional development and training for planners and public health professionals
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration (2015)
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Northwest Territories: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration (2015)
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.1.3.3 Age friendly cities/communities initiative
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway
Saskatchewan: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration (2015)
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Prince Edward Island: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.1.3.4 Healthy communities initiatives
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway; Identified as Champion
Alberta: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.1.4 Other Sectoral Initiatives


2.1.4.1 Stakeholder engagement on the availability and accessibility of nutritious foods in vulnerable communities
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Saskatchewan: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Northwest Territories: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Nunavut: Activity in place/underway
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway

AREA OF ACTION: STRATEGY 2.2: EARLY ACTION: Identifying the risk of overweight and obesity in children and addressing it early.

2.2.1 Comprehensive Healthy Weights


2.2.1.1 Comprehensive healthy weights program
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway; identified as Champion
Saskatchewan: Activity in place/underway
Manitoba: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Northwest Territories: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration (2015)
Nunavut: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Prince Edward Island: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.2.1.2 Management and medical treatment of childhood obesity
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity in place/underway
Saskatchewan: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration (2015)
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway

AREA OF ACTION: STRATEGY 2.3: NUTRITIOUS FOODS: Looking at ways to increase the availability and accessibility of nutritious foods and decrease the availability, accessibility and marketing of foods and beverages high in fat, sugar and/or sodium to children.

2.3.1 Access and Availability of Nutritious Foods


2.3.1.1 Increase the availability and accessibility of nutritious foods in remote and northern areas
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Saskatchewan: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway; Identified as Champion
Yukon: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Nunavut: Activity in place/underway
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration (2015)
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.3.1.2 Increase the availability and accessibility of nutritious foods in vulnerable communities
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Saskatchewan: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Nunavut: Activity in place/underway
Ontario: Activity in place/underway
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.3.1.3 PHAC and PTs matched funding to NGOs promotes healthy eating and active living opportunities in the community setting
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Saskatchewan: N/A 2015
Manitoba: Activity in place/underway
Yukon: Activity in place/underway
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Nunavut: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Ontario: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration (2015)
Quebec: Activity in place/underway
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway (2015)
Prince Edward Island: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity in place/underway (2015)

2.3.2 Marketing to Children


2.3.2.1 Development and implementation of policy components to decrease marketing of foods and beverages high in fat, sugar and/or sodium to children in a Canadian context
Province Status
British Columbia: Activity in place/underway
Alberta: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Northwest Territories: Activity in place/underway
Ontario: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration
Quebec: Not applicable
New Brunswick: Activity in place/underway
Nova Scotia: Activity in place/underway
Newfoundland and Labrador: Activity under consideration and/or interest in collaboration