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New Reports from the Healthy Living Issue Group of the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network

We are pleased to announce the release of two reports: Improving Cooking and Food Preparation Skills: A Synthesis of the Evidence to Inform Program and Policy Development and Improving Cooking and Food Preparation Skills: A Profile of Promising Practices in Canada and Abroad.

These reports were prepared for the Healthy Living Issue Group of the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network through a collaborative effort between the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Group on Nutrition.

The literature review synthesizes the current state of evidence related to cooking and food preparation skills and the implications of the transition of skills on nutritional health. The case study report profiles thirteen Canadian and two international programs aimed at improving cooking and food preparation skills among children and families. It serves as a guide for individuals and organizations for developing cooking and food skills programs in their own communities.

Please feel free to disseminate these reports broadly. They can be found online at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/child-enfant/index-eng.php.

We would be interested to hear how the report is supporting your work and the work of your colleagues. Send your feedback to: healthyliving.viesaine@phac-aspc.gc.caor nutrition@hc-sc.gc.ca.