Resource Library

The Resource Library is a database of ready-to-use resources to help you plan, implement, evaluate and sustain your program. The library includes links to external resources created by government and non-profit organizations, new resources developed by the Minding Our Bodies team, and resources created by mental health agencies with physical activity programs and/ or healthy eating programs that have joined the online community of practice. The purpose of the library is to share ready-to-use templates, forms, questionnaires and guides to help leaders develop and maintain their own physical activity programs and/or healthy eating programs in community mental health organizations.

Use the category box below to filter and find the tools you need.

Add to the library: If you have a useful tool to suggest for the resource library, please contact us.

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Canada's Food Guide

Health Canada

Canada's Food Guide can help you make wise food choices whether you are eating at home, at school, at work or eating out.

Colour It Up…Go for More Vegetables and Fruit

Nutrition Resource Centre of Ontario

Colour It Up is an effective and extensively evaluated program from the Nutrition Resource Centre of Ontario that addresses various difficulties in getting enoughvegetables and fruit, and can help women and their families overcome these barriers.

Craving Change

Craving Change

Created by a registered dietitian and a clinical psychologist, Craving Change offers tools to help dietitians and related health professionals work with clients to improve their eating habits. The program translates behaviour modification and cognitive-behavioural therapy into appealing and practical strategies that various professionals can use with groups or individuals.

This program must be purchased through Craving Change. For more information, including a schedule of upcoming workshops, visit

Diabetes and You: Nutrition

Canadian Diabetes Association

Good nutrition and healthy meal planning are vital components of diabetes management. Recognizing the challenges involved in nutrition and diabetes, the Canadian Diabetes Association offers a full breadth of resources and information, including guides, tools, resources and manuals. Detailed information is provided on special topics such as carbohydrate counting, alcohol, sugars and sweeteners, portion sizes, the Glycemic Index and more.

Eat Well and Be Active Educational Toolkit

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada

Pssst…need an activity plan for your first program session? Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are pleased to introduce a toolkit designed to support health and education intermediaries teaching children and adults about healthy lifestyle choices using Canada's Food Guide and Canada's Physical Activity Guide.

Eat Well, Live Well

Dietitians of Canada

This website includes a full range of useful resources, such as the Eating and Activity Tracker, Nutrition Challenges, Recipes and a Recipe Analyzer, and more.

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide: A Resource for Educators and Communicators

Health Canada

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide: A Resource for Educators and Communicators provides background information, tips, and tools to complement each recommendation in Canada's Food Guide.


Dietitians of Canada

This free online tool lets you track your day's food and activity choices and compares them to the guidelines laid out by Health Canada.

EatRight Ontario

Ministry of Health Promotion

Registered dietitians provide EatRight Ontario visitors with feature articles on a wide range of topics including food and nutrition, meal planning advice, recipes, healthy eating tips, healthy weights, seniors' nutrition and disease prevention. Information is regularly updated.

EatRight Ontario

Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport

Nutrition tools and links offer many additional resources to support you in developing healthy eating habits for you and your family.