Healthy Eating Nova Scotia
Launched in March 2005, Healthy Eating Nova Scotia (HENS) is a collaborative and strategic plan to address nutrition-related health issues in Nova Scotia. The HENS strategy provides a guiding framework for comprehensive action on healthy eating in Nova Scotia. HENS uses a population health approach to maintain and improve the health of the entire population and reduce health inequities amongst population groups. The provincial Healthy Eating Nova Scotia strategy has been a critical springboard for provincial policy and program development to support healthy eating including the Provincial Breastfeeding Policy, the Food and Nutrition Policy for Nova Scotia Public Schools, the Food and Nutrition Support in Regulated Child Care Policy, and the provincial Vegetable and Fruit Social Marketing Campaign, Goodness in Many Ways.