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The Nutrition North Canada Web site provides you with different ways to find information. If you need assistance locating information or using features such as how to search our site, please try one of the links below.

Accessibility Features

In order to make this site more accessible, Nutrition North Canada has employed templates which:

  • are XHTML 1.0 Strict conformant, to improve compatibility with adaptive technologies, handheld devices, browsers and search engines;

  • have been successfully tested on a wide range of adaptive technologies and browser/platform combinations to ensure that Canadians can access Web pages regardless of the technology used;

  • include major components, such as the common menu bar, side menu, and content area that are properly marked up with headings to simplify navigation with a screen reader;

  • employ table-less layout and design to simplify screen reader navigation by reducing the structural complexity of Web pages;

  • improve accessibility by allowing visitors to configure visual elements to meet their accessibility needs;

  • use scaleable fonts and text-based navigational elements to improve accessibility and simplify navigation using adaptive technologies;

  • provide printer-friendly functionality in the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to render pages more compatible with printers and to prevent printing unnecessary page elements; and

  • separate visual presentation from the document structure.

  • employ skip navigation links at the beginning of the page for quickly moving to the content or the institutional links. These skip navigation links become visible when a mouse pointer hovers over top or when selected using a keyboard or other alternate input device.

While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accessibility of this site, some content or services found here might be inaccessible to some visitors. In those circumstances, the contact information for someone who can assist you has been provided.

Accessibility Notice

Increasing Text Size

To increase the text size on our Web pages, you can change the settings in your Web browser. Just follow the instructions below based on the browser you are using or see your browser's help for details.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Text Size".
  3. Select "Larger" or "Largest".

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Text Size".
  3. Select "Increase".
  4. To increase the text size further, continue selecting "Increase".


  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Zoom".
  3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the Web site.
  4. To increase the text size further, increase the percentage.


  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Text Size".
  3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the Web site.

Installing a Font for Inuktitut

Some of the content found on the site have been posted in the Inuktitut Language. A special font (Pigiarniq) is required to view this content.
Instructions for downloading and installing the Pigiarniq font.

Hyperlinks on this Site

There are three types of hyperlinks on this site. They can be distinguished by the symbols/icons and alternate text that is associated with each:

  1.    The maple leaf and globe image represents a link to another Government of Canada Internet site.

  2.    The www and globe image represents links to an external site on the World Wide Web.

  3. When no symbol follows the link it is considered to be an internal link. An internal link connects to another part of the Nutrition North Canada site.

Links to Web sites not under the control of the Government of Canada are provided solely for the convenience of visitors. The government is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The government does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content

Visitors should also be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites to which Nutrition North Canada links is not subject to the Privacy Act  , the Official Languages Act   and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. The information offered may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question and visitors should research the privacy policies of the sites before providing personal information.

Help on accessing documents in PDF format

Some of the pages available on our website are electronic versions of documents that were originally designed for printing. These documents may also be available for download in PDF format so that you can view and print them with virtually the same graphics, typography and layout as the original version.

Before you can open any of the PDF documents on our website, you will first need to install one of the free PDF reader software programs from the list below.

If you choose not to use a reader, you can have the PDF file converted to HTML or ASCII text by using an online conversion service such as one offered by Adobe online conversion   or Google's view as HTML   feature.

These websites are outside of the control of Nutrition North Canada and are listed solely for the convenience of our users. Nutrition North Canada does not endorse any of the software found on these sites and is unable to provide technical assistance to users who install this software on their computers.


The Search Engine offers quick access to information through bilingual (French or English) keyword or phrases searches. This is particularly useful for users who wish to find specific information.

If you are unable to locate the information you require, please contact us.

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