BC Pediatric Society
The professional association and the Section of Pediatrics in the BC Medical Association for the pediatricians and subspecialists working with children in the province of British Columbia. The BC Pediatric Society’s vision is that all B.C.infants, children, adolescents and their families will attain optimal physical, mental and social health.
British Columbia Dental Association
This site provides online dental health information including details about the effects of sugary drinks on teeth.
BC Alliance for Healthy Living (BCAHL)
A group of organizations that have come together with a mission to improve the health of British Columbians through leadership that enhances collaborative action to promote physical activity, healthy eating and smoke-free living.
Capital Health Edmonton Area: Sugar Shocker Education Kit
A kit for K-9 students, to help raise awareness about the amount of sugar in common beverages and to teach about better drink choices.
Childhood Obesity Foundation
A Canadian registered charity and a leading Canadian authority on issues related to childhood obesity.
The Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating, sharing and mobilizing school health initiatives via its network of agencies and individuals throughout British Columbia who are committed to healthy schools and healthy students. Online resources include program information, downloadable school resources and access to school health news, event and educational opportunities.
Dietitians of Canada
The #1 site for credible and reliable nutrition information for Canadians is full of fact sheets, interactive games and tools for kids and adults including the popular Nutrition Challenge and EATracker and information on Nutrition Month which is annually brought to you by Dietitians of Canada.
HealthLinkBC provides medically-approved information on more than 5,000 health topics and other resources.
Nutrition information resources include:
Brand Name Food List
This online database of ready-to-eat, packaged and franchised foods and beverages that require minimal, if any, preparation helps BC Schools find an up-to-date list of specific products, rated according to the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools.
Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC
Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC provides quality food and nutrition information and resources for free. Email or call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered dietitian. Interpreters are available in over 130 languages. You can also email a HealthLinkBC Dietitian by visiting www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthyeating.
The Factsheet Generator is a specialized web-based tool that allows you to customize your own nutrition factsheets on topics such as sugary drinks, with standardized, evidence-based key messages and supporting messages.
Healthy Eating at School
Designed to be the website where school communities can find all the resources they need to implement nutrition policy at school. It is a partnership between BC Dairy Association, BC Ministry of Health and Knowledge Network, aimed at encouraging healthy eating at school.
Search for Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide and Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide – First Nations, Inuit and Métis, a resource designed to help Canadians make healthy food choices by integrating the science of nutrition and health into a practical pattern of eating.
Information on nutrition labelling.
Healthy Families BC Food and Nutrition
A website full of information about nutrition topics including sugary drinks. Most popular articles include:
What are Healthy Drinks?, Facts about Sugary Drinks, and Sugary Drinks: How much sugar are you drinking?
Healthy Schools BC
The Healthy Schools BC website provides one-stop access to healthy schools programs, grants, resources and information. Discover resources for fostering food literacy, and learn about what other BC schools are doing to support healthy food and drink choices and improve the overall health and well-being of students. Healthy Schools BC involves a partnership between the ministries of Health and Education, DASH BC, health authorities, education partners, and other key stakeholders.
Heart and Stroke Foundation – Healthy Eating: Sugar
The Heart and Stroke Foundation provides resources to help Canadians make heart-healthy choices and lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, including information on sugar and sugary drinks.