Welcome to the “Ontario Local Foods Nutrition Database”®
Brescia professor, Dr. Len Piché, and Foods and Nutrition Masters student, Yolanda Fung, provide nutrition information about foods grown or raised in Ontario. This information includes generic nutritional analysis information for one Food Guide Serving and possible nutrition claims for each item in the database.
About the Ontario Local Foods Nutrition Database ®
This site is designed to provide consumers, students, educators and health professionals with nutrition information regarding local foods including generic nutrient analysis of one Food Guide Serving of each item in the database using the familiar Nutrition Facts Table. In addition, examples of possible Nutrition Claims are provided for each item.
The list of food items on this site features food items grown or raised in Ontario. All food items are arranged and colour-coded according to the food groups in Health Canada’s Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. Nutritional analysis was performed on one ‘Food Guide Serving’ for each food item and examples of possible Nutrition Claims are also provided.
Below are some additional instructions and information to help you navigate around this site:
- Food items are arranged according to the food groups of Health Canada’s Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. To view what food items belong under each food group, click on the food group’s name badge: Vegetables and Fruit, Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives, Meat and Alternatives, Fats and Oils.
- To view the generic nutritional content and examples of possible Nutrition Claims for a specific food item, click on the food item’s name (e.g., Apple, Asparagus, etc…).
- Pictures on the database do not reflect the preparation methods of food items; they were included with the intention of providing a guide regarding the appearance of the food item.
- Foodland Ontario – www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english
Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific food items, forms of food items, preparation methods, commercial products, trademark or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by this website or its operator.
The appearance of external hyperlinks/ “off-site” web-links does not constitute endorsement of those particular websites, or the information, products or services contained therein.
The order with which food items appear on this website do not specify rank. Food items are merely listed in alphabetical order.
Disclaimer of Liability: We used our best efforts to ensure the information posted is accurate and up-to-date. We assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information. Furthermore, nutritional analysis information was generated using Esha Food Processor®, a nutritional analysis program which contains the entire Canadian Nutrient File. The nutritional analysis information provided reflects generic values and does not reflect actual nutritional analysis information of local food items. Also, while values are provided for all thirteen of the food components that are required to be on food labels, other nutrients not available via Esha Food Processor® or simply not found in a specific food item, were not included in the expanded Nutrition Facts Table of the food item.
Notice: The use of this system may be monitored for computer security purposes. Any unauthorized access to this system is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties under Canadian law.
Yolanda Fung, MScFN candidate
Dr. Leonard Piché, RD
Alia Bassam El Kubbe (volunteer)
Anoud Hasan Mohammad (volunteer)