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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"News in Brief" for April 20, 2017

Thousands can’t afford nutritious food in Waterloo Region

About 20,000 people in the region are food insecure, said a recent report from Region of Waterloo Public Health. That means 10 per cent of households can’t afford healthy food.

Indigenous food scene taking hold in Toronto
The Toronto Star

Two new indigenous restaurants set to open this spring offering gamey elk and Three Sisters soup.

Trash profit: The hot new trend in food is literal garbage
The National Post

In the past three years, there’s been an explosion in the number of start-ups making products from food waste, according to a new industry census by the nonprofit coalition ReFED.

Salty food leads to greater hunger than thirst: study
CTV News

By simulating a space mission to Mars, an international team of researchers noted that eating salty food led to greater hunger than thirst, at least in the long term.

Food security aids in academic successes

Knowing there is a consistent source of food can be just as important as the nutrition that food provides to students in Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools.

Gut bacteria compound may help to prevent type 2 diabetes
Medical News Today

New research from Finland suggests that higher blood levels of indolepropionic acid - a product of gut bacteria that is increased by a fiber-rich diet - may help to protect against type 2 diabetes.