Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

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Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

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Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

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Public Health and You

Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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Learn about why public health plays a vital role in ensuring the health of communities across Ontario!

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Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

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Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

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NRC Webinar - Refocusing Canada's Food Guide

NRC Webinar - Refocusing Canada

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Since it was first published in 1942, Canada's food guide has evolved to reflect the latest science and contemporary health challenges. This should be no different for the next version of Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide. In this webinar, you will learn about suggestions to improve the development process and recommendations in the food guide to promote healthy eating and help address the most pressing health challenge faced by Canadians today: preventing chronic disease and obesity. Evidence both from population dietary intakes and the food environment will be presented as practical examples, in line with Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy.

This webinar is part of the Nutrition Resource Centre's Eating for the 21st Century, a new webinar series about rethinking Canada's dietary recommendations in light of current health, social, political and environmental challenges.



Dr. Mary L’Abbé is the Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, where she leads a research group on Food and Nutrition Policy for Population Health.  Dr. L’Abbé is an expert in public health nutrition, nutrition policy and food and nutrition regulations with a long career in mineral nutrition research. Her research examines the nutritional quality of the Canadian food supply, food intake patterns and consumer research on food choices related to obesity and chronic disease. Dr. L’Abbé is a member of several WHO committees including the Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group on Diet and Health and the Global Coordinating Mechanism for NCD's. Dr. L’Abbé was co-chair of the Canadian Trans Fat Task Force, led the Trans Fat Monitoring Program and served as Chair and vice-Chair of the Canadian Sodium Working Group. Before joining the University of Toronto, Dr. L’Abbe was the Director of the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences at Health Canada. Dr. L’Abbé holds a PhD in nutrition from McGill University and has authored over 180 peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters and government reports.


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