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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Healthy Eating in Today's Food Environment . . . Is It Possible?

Healthy Eating in Today

We live in a challenging food environment. Unhealthy food is everywhere: in our local supermarkets, our children's schools, our workplaces, restaurants, and entertainment venues. These foods are often cheaper, more accessible and attractive than healthier options. Eating a healthy diet can be an uphill struggle for many Canadians in such an environment. Can this be changed? Can we create healthier food environments? How can we promote healthy eating among the public and our clients?

The Nutrition Resource Centre held a forum on May 11, 2016 to explore how we can help the public navigate the current food environment and transform it to promote healthy eating. You can view an eBook with highlights, links to presentation slides and posters, and expert insights here.

The NRC forum was held in conjunction with the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health's 2016 Nutrition Exchange conference.

About Nutrition Exchange 2016
Novotel Hotel Toronto Centre l May 12 - 13, 2016

Topics include: food security and basic income guarantee, media literacy, framing, mental health, and food psychology


Conference eBook

Check out the Forum eBook for a summary of presentations, key learnings, links to presentation slides, posters and resources from the day!



  • What is a "healthy" food environment?
  • Helping the public navigate a challenging food environment
  • State of Ontario's food environment
  • Current science on food environment and diet-related health outcomes
  • Evidence-based approaches to transforming the food environment
  • Improving access to healthy foods
  • Assessing the food environment
  • Working with the private sector to promote healthy eating and create healthier food environments
  • Successes and challenges from local initiatives to transform the food environment