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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Strategic Nutrition: Reimagining Public Health Nutrition into the 21st Century

Strategic Nutrition: Reimagining Public Health Nutrition into the 21st Century

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Traditional approaches to nutrition comprised of single education initiatives or policies have largely failed to curb the epidemic of various nutrition-related diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. It’s time for governments to take a new approach to public health. In this webinar, Dr. Norman Temple will argue for the need for an overall comprehensive action plan—strategic nutrition—-to transform existing obesogenic environments to ones that support healthy eating choices. Dr. Temple will describe strategic nutrition's key elements and potential obstacles to its successful implementation.


Norman J. Temple, PhD, is the professor of nutrition at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. He has published 85 papers and 14 books. Together with Denis Burkitt, he coedited Western Diseases: Their Dietary Prevention and Reversibility(1994).  This continued and extended Burkitt’s pioneering work on the role of dietary fiber in chronic diseases of lifestyle.  He also coedited Nutritional Health: Strategies for Disease Prevention (2012; third edition), Beverage Impacts on Health and Nutrition (2016; second edition), Community Nutrition for Developing Countries(2016), Nutrition Guide for Physicians and Related Healthcare Professionals (2017; second edition), and Excessive Medical Spending: Facing the Challenge (2007). He conducts collaborative research in Cape Town on changing diets in South Africa and their patterns for diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. 


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