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 August 10, 2018

What If We Didn’t... advertise food to children?
Mic

While any person watching television is at risk of craving whatever food they see advertised during commercial breaks, children are more impressionable than adults on this end.

On International Day, Indigenous peoples preserve biodiversity
Food Tank

Celebrating Indigenous culture this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples means preserving their time-tested farming practices, agricultural knowledge, and traditional crops that can help address global climate change and food insecurity.

How engineering the climate could mess with our food
Wired

Today in a research article published in the journal Nature, scientists look back at the eruptions of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 and Mexico’s El Chichón in 1982 to give us a glimpse at how geoengineering might affect another critical global system: agriculture.

The future of food is now: Insects, lab-grown meat and biotech farming
Vancouver Sun

A diet of meal worms and crickets doesn’t sound a whole lot more appetizing than Charlton Heston’s cannibal snacks in the 1973 sci-fi classic Soylent Green, but things are changing, and the future of food is fast approaching.

‘Food insecurity in Northumberland isn’t going away any time soon’
Northumberland News

Food insecurity is a growing concern. Cobourg and Port Hope food banks are distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds of food every year. And while the need never seems to go away, donations sure do slow in the summer.